During my research into the various plants and animals that lived on the Reef I was struck firstly by the vivid colours of this life, bright and powerful bursts of colour. I therefore wanted to highlight this by using such colours in a bold manor. I was also struck by the clear and crisp images of this underwater life. Therefore I decided to use clear and crisp lines in this illustration to demonstrate the crisp waters of the Reef.
On deciding on compositions for the pieces I tried out various solutions, trying to fit as many different forms of life as I could as a showcase. However this resulted in a very messy and convoluted set of images. So I pulled back from that and looked again at my research and tried to find out why I liked the images I had chosen to look at. I discovered that the most striking images were that of the dramatic schools of fish that had been caught on camera navigating the ocean. I felt these conveyed the vibrancy and abundance of life that lived there, so that is why I decided on the final compositions.
I hope you like the final outcome.
Comments are more than welcome.