A natural explanation

this was a section cover for fridays edition of kristeligt dagblad. it was for an article about Charles Darwins 200th birthday. you can read the article by Morten Mikkelsen here. i'm very very happy with the way the illustration turned out, but a little bummed about the dark printing in the paper. some colors just don't print well on newsprint, and here i picked those colors for crucial areas of the pic.
i especially like the composition and little details like the girls tattoo.
the final as it was emailed to the paper.

the real final version. a little text was added just to make sure that the Darwin reference would be clear to others than me and the writer.


...and this is how it printed.