Vampire Bug
The bug who hates the Sun.


My idea is to present this really rare and unique species with interesting and comic twist. I also want to share my concept of these bugs, I feel that they deserve more attention.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

Svetlomrazec ( hates the light) is a bug which lives in Ledenika cave, Balkan Mountains. It looks like an ant but has very pale body. These animals are so sensitive to light that they can't live outside the cave.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

This animal represents Bulgaria and Balkan Mountains.

What story does your design tell?

The light burn vampire's skin, they are creatures of the night, living in the darkness. This provoked me to illustrate the bug as a vampire which is hiding from the Sun with its umbrella in contrast with the comfort of the dark, cozy home.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

My design is a vector illustration with simple animation like design in order to show the comic side of the concept.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.


Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

I haven't used third-party materials.

To be featured on facebook as the Victorinox "Pick of the Day" please write a short statement about you (see more details in the brief).

Hi, my name is Gergana Shehtova. I am passionate, motivated young artist who loves illustration and animation. I enjoy sculpting animation dolls using the needle felting technique.

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