Wednesday, May 30, 2018

#100 of 100 Elephants: Stick Elephant

The last one! I went simplistic with this one. Upon reflection, this was an incredible creative exercise. Not only did I push myself, I realize now that I can push myself farther. It was frustrating. It was liberating. It was great to allow myself to explore with out serious consequences. I would highly recommend doing this to push your creativity.

Starting in the fall, 100 logos.

Monday, May 28, 2018

#98 of 100 Elephants: Backhoe

One morning I was working on a wood service project with my church. One of the congregation members had their backhoe to help with moving big logs. As I looked at it I saw an elephant. I was seeing elephants in everything.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#94 of 100 Elephants: Lamp

This was another creative breakthrough. I was stuck. Was almost done. With all the elephants that had come before and all my thinking I came to this solution. I love the simplicity of the idea. Now it seems rather obvious.

I just realized he has no bow tie.

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

#84 of 100 Elephants: Butterfly

It finally feels like spring in the Northeast Kingdom. It is fitting that this is the day the butterfly elephant.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

#81 and #88 of 100 Elephants: Aliens

I had been thinking about doing an alien for some time. I was not happy with #81 so a few numbers latter I reproached it. I feel I pushed the idea farther with #88. He looks more alien with the multiple eyes and legs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#80 of 100 Elephants: Rag Doll

This is another one where I felt I really hit something different and unique. I love the simplicity of the idea and execution. It has a wonderful nostalgic and somber tone.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

#78 of 100 Elephants: More than one trunk

This comes close to answering the question of how many trunks can one elephant have. I am sure I can push it further, but this was something that had been floating around my head since the start of the creative challenge.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Out of order #83 of 100 Elephants: May the 4th Be With You

In honor of May the 4th, I am skipping ahead to #83 Yodaphant it is. Obvious the path was. Started adapting favorite characters I did.

This one is also sold.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

#75 of 100 Elephants: No Trunk

This was an attempt at a visual joke that I did not push far enough. The idea was that the elephant was holding his trunk. After I showed it to people, thinking it was really funny, I realized trunks are bigger. The joke was lost. I will rework this one someday in the future.