so i worked f or five days straight, and stayed up all night long on the last night, finishing nine designs for atlanta aquarium’s dolphins on parade. here are a few of them.
this is doctor dolphin, similar to my doctor turtle for the sandy springs society. all of my dolphins have real clothes on them, which means that i glue on the seams and paint on the details of the clothes. those scrubs will have puffs and folds just like real scrubs.
and this is travel dolphin, similar to travel turtle for the same folks, which sold for a whopping $19,000, none of which went to me. he’s got a solar backpack, a digital camera around his neck, travel stickers everywhere, and his t-shirt shows the world as seen from atlanta. all the additions will be built up of sundry stuff, like a real hat, and then fiberglassed onto the fiberglass dolphin. that way, hoodlums can’t pull things off them. got to be aware of that when designing.
this is casual-dress dolphin. i modeled him on the consultants at my ex day job. business cards, receipts, the rubber band ball. sandy haired and paunchy, with glasses, like practically all the partners. he may look friendly, but there’s a shark’s fin on his back. i’m going to contact my ex company and see if they’re interested in sponsoring it. they could display it in the lobby.
i noticed that i didn’t have any women represented. i took great pains to design a coffee-colored skin tone for all my dolphins (except the gold one) so that we could cover the potential for racial issues. but all the dolphins were men, and that’s not right. so i made a district attorney dolphin, modeled on my kid’s various lawyers, all of whom were female. and go getters they are, too. conservatively dressed, but with expensive accessories. and she’s no shrinking violet – this dolphin has a shark’s fin to show how serious she is about winning her cases.
i’ve got five more dolphins, all pitched toward individual sponsors, and we’ll see if they like any of my ideas. as for the ones shown above, maybe a travel agency, maybe a law firm, maybe a consultant or a phone company or a hotel chain will like my designs.
i can only do two of them, however, no matter how popular the ideas turn out to be. because i’m going to be away on my residency during half of the allotted time to finish the projects, and that limits what i’m willing to take on. first come, first served.
so, wish me luck.