Common beauty of the Sprat.
The beauty of a small underestimated fish: Sprat . Shiny scale, and hidden colors.
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Solution

I have drawn the Sprat, showing the details of the fish. I wanted to point out the distinctive marks of the animal that is perceived as ordinary.

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

Sprat - it has a shiny scale skin, that reflects strange and mysterious colors. It seems to me like an underwater jewel.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Sprat is one of the most common fishes found in the Baltic Sea.

What story does your design tell?

Regular fishes are not really treated as "animals". They are not fluffy and sweet. But in my opinion they are so very intriguing and beautiful.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Simplified but richly detailed illustration. I like the style of old times drawing, with many lines and details. It is a bit of my style. But I also wanted the design to be bold and strong, so I have used the colorful blobs and dots for the shadowing.

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.

I live in Świnoujście, Poland by the Baltic Sea.

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)

No.

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).

Hello You all! I am Maria Mileńko, I am 29, and I live in Poland, Świnoujście. I work here as a designer since 2 years - since one year in my own company HUGMUN.STDUIO. I have worked as a designer since 5 years in different places. I created this design for Victorinox cause I think it shows the beauty of the small fish Sprat. Everyone knows it but not so many loves it for how it looks. I tried to show what is so amazing in this animal by the colors and details.

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