This week, there has been a theme of teeth for me! I completed two sign murals for a Dentist in the Long Beach/Lakewood area this past weekend, and coincidentally I was finishing this piece as well. Putting a child's toothy grin on an animal has been an idea floating around in my sketchbooks for a while. I finally decided it must be a shark, after revisiting some pictures I had taken at the LA Zoo (where I was a face painter and Caricaturist this past summer). Working for the dentist had some obvious influence as well.