We had a project designing a fictional spread for Ranger Rick illustrating fourteen specific animals in Monterey Bay, California. It was fun, like a puzzle we had to figure out- everything had to fit in and be accurate, not to mention look pretty.
The full spread. (To those that care, that side tentacle right on the edge is not going to stay that way, that's just the way the screen cap came out. Promise!)
One of my favorite faces on the spread- Duane the California Sheephead. (Yes, I named them all. Officially.)
My California Sea Lion looks a little snooty to me... but mostly I just want to draw in a little ball for him to be balancing on his nose.