This is my first annual Chinese zodiac piece. 2015 is the year of the ram/goat/sheep. Depending on the country, the word yáng can refer to either of the three. So, I chose ram. This was drawn over the course of about a week using: pen and ink, marker, water color and a little oil pastel. Sped up, I think I look way more assured in the process than I was in real time. I had to stop, erase, redraw and second guess lots throughout the process.
One of the reasons I post social media pictures of all my booth displays is to preserve their individual uniqueness. Every setup is it's own beast, a temporary art gallery customized to it's location, allotted display space, festival theme, and momentary inspiration that can take half a day or more to construct. My display at the Bernalillo Wine Festival took me a snappy 3 hours real time, from opening my van doors to zipping my canopy shut. This counts as an easy day at the office!
Watch the second installment of my time-lapse series here measuring a tick under a minute:
This is what I do in between pencilling and spray painting: