The goal for this project was to make an animal with human characteristics for the San Diego Banner. Having a baby hippo matching clothes with a child added humor and a user-friendly look for a web banner. The challenge for this project was having the clothes look realistic for the hippo to wear. Layer blending, masking, and shaping colors into the design was difficult to pull off. The tips I would use are adding shadows to create weight for objects and masking elements that you feel should fit inside your design. Fun fact is that the hippo is actually two different hippo body parts. One for the head of the hippo and the other the body.
Our main goal was to create a realistic banner with animals from the zoo for the summer of 2020.