When I first heard we were doing a chimera project I was really excited. Tons of ideas came to my head and I was completely ready to start this project. However, once I actually started it I was kind of discouraged. Nothing really went right for me and before I knew it I was completely out of ideas for this project. So I almost gave up before I started browsing for more ideas. I decided I wanted to do a very minimalist type project. I also wanted my chimeras to be adorable, not really scary. I figured most people would be doing badass or scary chimeras so I was trying to take a different approach. I also wanted to give my project a pattern feel to it. I wanted it to look like somebody’s phone background.
When I finally went through the process of making these chimera patterns I went through a lot of different combination of animals. From a flamingo polar bear to Kendrick Lamar on a lion. Neither of these ideas worked and I settled with a zebra bee, polar bear penguin and this combination of a dog, lion cub, deer, bunny and cat. All together all of them came out really cute. I enjoy the background of the pattern also.
Overall I do like my project but I feel very underwhelmed and think I could’ve worked harder. I wanted my project to be minimalistic but I feel as if it’s just too minimalist. I think next time I will spend more time playing with Photoshop rather than trying to think of ideas the whole time.