Monday, May 29, 2017

The Flying Trunk

Yesterday's post mentioned the Elephant Sanctuary in TN, so after I got done posting that piece, I decided to draw something specifically for them... Don't ask me why, but this is what I came up with.  This was beyond fun to draw and I hope you're all as entertained by it as I am.  I'm selling the original piece (JUST CLICK HERE) and all money from the sale will be donated to the Elephant Sanctuary.

Thank you for checking this out.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pachyderm Cavalry

This one is Frazetta-inspired, as is most of my art featuring the Warrior Igor.  This one also got some help from the fact that, for our anniversary last year, my wife adopted an elephant for me at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  She adopted a beautiful animal named Rosie, an African elephant who had resided in a handful of zoos over her life.  Sadly, Rosie passed away early this year, but it was good to know we were connected to her in her last few months and that she lived out the end of her life in a facility that gave her room to roam and hang with other elephants.

(FYI-I am not anti-zoo by any stretch... while there are exceptions, I believe zoos as a whole to be incredible tools for animal advocacy and education)

While I do not advocate the riding of elephants in either peace or wartime, I will admit that it makes for a badass picture, and helps show elephants for the incredible and beautiful animals that they are.  I promise, no elephants (or barbaric warriors) were harmed in the drawing of this image.

The original piece is for sale and can be bought BY CLICKING HERE

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Put Away Childish Things

A lot of what I'm doing lately is just trying to get back to creating single illustrations that have some simple narrative that can be drawn out from them.  It seems random and scattered, and, to a large degree, it is.  Instead of a long term project, I'm focusing more on short stories and single drawings.  It's satisfying to be able to communicate a bigger idea in a single drawing and also to finish something and be able to show it right away.

This piece is available in my store, JUST CLICK HERE!  It would make a great gift for cat lovers, teddy bear haters, sword aficionados, and probably the most epic gift for recent graduates of all time.