Represent the diverse collection of plants, insects, and animals that make a home in mangrove tree tops and roots.
Client: The Mangrove Book
It is believed that mangroves capture more carbon dioxide than even the rainforests. Mangroves are under pressure from palm oil plantations and shrimp farms and tourism.
Tools: Adobe Creative Suite
The challenge on this piece was accurately rendering the delicate muscle and bone structure of the seahorse's head and snout. I referenced x-rays and dried specimens to build an accurate illustration.
Unfortunately many captive seahorses are infected by a condition called weak snick. This impairs the seahorses ability to feed.
Tools: Adobe Illustrator