I wanted to create a crowded feeling so the viewer could see that the animals are having to navigate through many types of human development. I knew this could stir up emotions/be seen as controversial so I made the animals look fun and happy and avoided making the human development portions seem scary, overpowering, or menacing.
I’d also like to change the moose because she’s so huge next to the houses, she reminds me of Godzilla, and that is not what I was going for. Originally, I left the animals’ eyeballs blank, not really sure why. Later, I gave them nice, happy eyeballs and I think it helped.
I wanted to create something that could be interpreted by the general public as well as scientists. I chose a color palette that accommodates color blind viewers, using very earthy and natural colors. My biggest self-critique is that I could have made this less “cartoony” if I had taken the time to shade my drawings and possibly choose an attractive color for the background, not sure how I feel about there being so much white.