@scotty - thats great, very neat. The only conceptual thing is the the implication from the child is that they would like to be vegetarian (or vegan) - but they themselves are a vegetable. I think I only noticed this because by youngest son has been pointing out how many shops have a happy character of they thing they are selling, i.e a happy chicken at a roast chicken shop. a happy pig at a butchers etc and how they are probably not actually that happy about the process.
I have a thing for character branding, especially older stuff and I agree with you.
Why the hell would a cow be happy to be minced up and put in a burger?
I'm sure there are some out there with an animal salivating at the thought of eating its own kind.
What's the marketing thinking there?
You know @MOSIG, I did think a bit about that quite a bit and although the narrative didn't say what food she would like to eat, I thought people would assume vegetables which would then kind of make her a cannibal but I though, "Nah, I'm over thinking it".
I did think about making her a dog or something but to be perfectly honest, carrots are easier to animate and then there'd have been the dog/cat issue. :D
I actually posted this on an Illustrator FB group and this one Vegan woman tore into me BIG TIME.
She started ranting at me about how male chicks and bulls are treated, the egg and dairy industry and how many people consider it cruel to give a cat a vegan diet.
Yes! I was apparently inferring that the cat in the background was being forced to be vegan?
It was like I'd really pulled her chain or offended her in some way.
After that, I looked at it again and considered all the ethics, morals and messages much more closely.
Then I thought "Fuck it!" and had a carrot juice. ;)