Sometimes I like to take two unrelated things and smash them together. Like eels, a hyena, and candlesticks (ha! See what I did thar?) This piece in another ink one, but fine markers this time. I used a teeeeensie nibbed one, and used it for like 99% of this piece. Which took FOREVER. But I love the effect, and I want it on t-shirts or a canvas tote bag.
So bit of background, I have a huge fascination with the human body, and at the university that I attend, I teach labs for a Human Anatomy & Physiology course which fuels my passion. Constantly surrounded with inspiration. I do a lot of sketches and studies, but now and again I like to do something more. This is the more.
This was done entirely with acrylics on a 16"x20" canvas. Lost track of the hours.
Love elephants, love weird things, love moths. Soooo....
COMBINE ALL THE THINGS!
Normally I give a name to my sculpture critters, but no name has come to me yet. This little dude is about 6" long, 5" high and 4" wide, and is made with Sculpey clay over a wire armature.
Originally I wanted to go for a sort of Dali-style elephant leg-wise, but realized as I was filling out his form with clay that I should have exaggerated those legs WAAAAY more. I decided to keep the legs on the thinner and longer side (comparing to a normal elephant) for a sort of whimsical look.