The Lion Comes Alive
Here's a time lapse video of "The Old Soul" coming to life. he took me somewhere between 25-30 hours or so to create over the course of a week. The planning, however, took months: I found the peonies on a walk in Nashville with my girlfriend this past June; the red dragonfly landed and stayed a while in my festival booth in Bernalillo, NM earlier this month; I'd been collecting source images of lions for about 6 months, but came across this pose a couple weeks ago; I had an idea for the mood I intended him to carry, but personal experiences over the summer paved the way for the emotional content he carries.
Time Lapse Video of the Flower Tiger
This is what I do in between pencilling and spray painting: