It’s been a while since I posted an update. Here’s the latest on my end.
The elephant drawing is coming along, but progress is slow. The detail that I want to achieve takes a long time to lay down. I’ve decided to mix in a series of smaller art projects along the way.
I plan on doing a number of small drawings and paintings to promote simple living. This artwork is a tribute to the people on our planet whom live more sustainable lives than we generally do here in the U.S.
I’m not sure what to call the project yet, but for now, I’ve named it, The World Until Yesterday. If you’re familiar with the author Jared Diamond, then this title will sound familiar. It’s the title of one of his books. I have always loved this title, and it’s very relevant to the artwork that I’m making. And luckily, copyrights do not extend to titles. That said, I’ll likely alter or change the name at some point.
The first drawing is of an Argentine gaucho named Moreira. The photograph was captured by Ezequiel Casares, an Argentine friend of mine, while on a trip to visit his family in Patagonia. Ezequiel is an incredible cinematographer, and one of the best photographers I’ve ever met. I am so lucky to have his permission to use his photograph for this artwork.
If you would like to learn more about this project, and why I feel the purpose of the artwork is important, please visit the project page for The World Until Yesterday.
Happy holidays! I hope everyone is well!
Here’s a quick peak at the artwork in progress.