I am giving a friend a gift... so you don't need to know much about me! (But I am a dad, living in California, and this is a gift from my family to a family friend.)
One person -- the gift recipient. He is a little older, but has a great sense of humor.
I need a black and white illustration -- simple and minimalist is fine -- of an owl walking a crocodile by a leash. You got it right, an owl walking a crocodile by a leash. Inside reference :)
The 'story' is that while the crocodile is on a leash, in need of taming, the owl is firmly in control of the leash, holding the crocodile back (not with violence, think dog whisperer).
They should not be cartoonish or silly. (But happy is fine!) The design will go on stationery, so it should work at that scale (i.e., not a small logo). I don't care if the design has a vertical or horizontal orientation. The two animals should be approximately equal size (but this doesn't have to be exact, I just don't want one much bigger than the other).
I will pick the most stylized, interesting visual that is still legible and clearly communicates the story of an owl walking a crocodile by a leash... so feel free to be creative on the look.
It doesn't need any text.
I would like to get the design back in a range of file formats, please. Let me know what you suggest.