In the midst of throwing shit at the wall, I took on a new project that stuck...
An elephant drawing done in pencil, ink, and pencil crayon which will help me raise funds for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Why elephants? Well, I seem to have a soft spot for them and their continued struggle against poachers and the destruction of their environment. From an aesthetic point of view, I love all of their rounds edges and grace, despite their size.
To get the basic rounded shapes, I used the bottom of pots, cups, and plates, erasing edges I wasn't going to use. From there I expanded, using curled shapes to suggest movement and patterns to express texture and personality.
The WIPs and final drawing are below.