Cephea Cephea is a digital scientific illustration that was created and entered in the third edition of Illustraciencia, an International Award on Scientific Illustration. My illustration was selected among 40 out of a total of 424 proposals.
Through my use of a digital painting technique I portray the depth, transparency, opacity and texture bringing to life the seemingly dormant life of the jellyfish. Although the Crown Jellyfish is an invertebrate it is an integral part of the ocean. This magnificent creature protects smaller sea life, as well as itself, by the use of its multiple round and sometimes wart like protrusions on the crown of its body as depicted within the illustration. The Crown Jellyfish, or sometimes Cauliflower Jellyfish is considered one of the few True Jellyfish and is highly sought after and eaten as a delicacy due to its beautiful pink and purple hues. Cephea Cephea illustrates the magical qualities of the Jellyfish while accurately and proportionally depicting its form and character.