As I said in my previous blog post, I want to make a project centred around the impact that sea pollution has on its inhabitants. I’ve been especially interested in this idea of mutated fish. I think for me this is partly because we seriously need to stop this from happening but also the possibilities for illustrative pieces and ideas is quite enticing if I’m being honest.
I thought that a good starting place would be looking at some photographs of damaged sea life. This would mean my ideas and pieces can have some grounding in reality even if I exaggerate or add some fantastical elements to them. It’s important that they are recognisable as messed up creatures from the real oceans (not, say, something from a film) because then people will be able to identify the problem that I am describing through what I have made.
By looking at these images I know that I want to create something surrounding some characters that are mutated, weird looking fish. I want them to be sort of cute but pretty messed up so that people might feel sorry for them. I also want them to look kind of stupid or ‘derpy’ as the internet might put it.