Mamba the Jaguar and Mukenga, the king of the Mozambique Pirates in their den. 
I wanted to imply depth, volume, and "jungle-ness" using layering, flat shapes, and any color except green, featuring some original characters. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Made using Illustrator and After Effects.

This piece is a part of a much larger project. To see the full project, please visit
Animated Illustration with Sound

I meshed samples of jungle and rainforest sounds with various mechanical sounds to blend the two opposites.
Final Still
Process:
This piece began with a character design idea inspired by a traditional Nigerian ritual 
headgear called "Mukenga, the First Man".  
The jungle foliage were first created individually without a detailed composition in mind, then assembled after every component was created to emulate the arbitrary and "undesigned" tendencies of natural growth. 
Vector Process
Vector Parts for Animation
Mamba on Display   |   Photo by Emily Waters ​​​​​​​
Mamba on Display   |   Photo by Emily Waters 
Christmas 2018 Remix
Christmas 2018 Remix
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