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.
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 Parts for Animation
Mamba on Display | Photo by Emily Waters
Christmas 2018 Remix