Hello, I think this is the first time I post in the year I have subscribed to this forum and I do so to ask for your opinions and comments on the following illustration that I intend to send to a contest here in my country, Chile. The contest is about illustrating a short story (100 words) for which they give you a winning story from another version of the same contest as an illustration proposal. If you are the winner, you can be assigned from 1 to 3 stories to illustrate.
The story to be illustrated is the following (translate from Spanish):
With Adrian we live downtown. He makes me laugh a lot. He's so convinced he's a serial killer. "I'm a soul stealer" he says as he swims back and forth in the fish tank I bought him. He's been very quiet lately. I tried to be nice to him, but he immediately started doing acrobatic jumps, trying to bite my fingers. He thinks he's a piranha. One Sunday I saw him devastated, so I dissolved 1/4 of fluoxetine in his water and took another pill myself. We spent the whole afternoon staring out the window, humming songs in English. Sometimes we feel very lonely.
I know that an illustration should not always be descriptive of the text so I tried a different approach by interpreting what I think is the feeling behind the short story.
Sorry if my English is not good enough, I can read it very well but writing is a different story. Any advice, comment, or critique is more than welcome.