Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#93 of 100 Elephants: The Wizard


It took me 93 elephants to realize that the tusks can go side ways. It is small, but exciting.

This one has also been sold.

Monday, May 21, 2018

#92 of 100 Elephants: Genie


I really do not know what to say about one this other than it was really fun to draw. There is something really liberating about this project. This opportunity to explore possibilities to allowing yourself to fail and to come up with some joyful ideas.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

#91 of 100 Elephants: Hot Air Balloon

I lived in Albuquerque New Mexico for a number of years while growing up. The International Balloon Fiesta was something that impacted me visually in so many ways. The hot air balloons keep appearing in my work.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#89 of 100 Elephants: Cyclopes

In all of my studies of elephants, I found the theory that the myth of the cyclopes came from people seeing an elephant skull. They thought the nasal cavity was the one big eye. Based on this theory I thought this guy was rather humorous. I patterned the rest of the elephant after the prehistoric elephant Platybeladon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#86 of 100 Elephants: A Tree

This is another one that I had been trying to work out how to draw for some time. The structure of the tree is based on the Fockea Crispa, a favorite tree of mine.