Artist: Neil D | Style: 2D
Hope & Glory have been working with Bulb to reveal how the animals of our future could look if the climate crisis continues. With the rise of carbon emissions, Simon Backshall, wildlife presenter and naturalist has gathered insights on how some of animals will need to adapt and evolve to survive the climate change.
Working with artist Neil we were tasked with creating illustrations of a series of creatures in their new habitat. Utilising a photo-real style we created a series of mock-ups which were then edited according to the scientific accuracy of the work.
With polar caps melting we illustrated a vision of what once were polar bears becoming a skinny grey grizzly bear hybrid, searching for scraps of food and carcasses on land, giant jellyfish dominating fish-less oceans feeding off much bigger prey and thin walrus’s with visible pink blood capillaries among others.
Once the essence of each prediction had been captured we concentrated on finessing the finer details before they were released to press. It was great to see the project receive lots of media attention, the predictions were featured in the Evening Standard, Mail Online, Daily Star, Verge Magazine, and even reached globally as a far as Yahoo in Taiwan.
It was a privilege to be a part of this important project, and whilst some of the predictions were hard to hear it provided a much needed reminder of the impact of our decisions today.