Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fear of Mountain Lions

"Fear of Mountain Lions" (2010) Ink & graphite on paper.  This is an illustration for a chapter in a story.  The story is about a man who is alone in a remote mountainous area known to be inhabited by mountain lions.  Suddenly...a thrashing about in the brush nearby! What could that be?! A mountain lion??  My task for this piece was to create a series of patterns, strokes, an textures that representted whatever I was associating this scene, and then rolling it all together into a sort of pastiche. So in this drawing you'll see fear, rocky cliffs, mountain lions, big fangs, shredded clothing, scrubby scruffy desert foliage..and so on. Oh, I didn't draw those things literally; it'all implied here.

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