This project has been going on for quite a long time. This 8 foot by 4 foot drawing has been the centre piece to finish the spiritual animals series with the largest animal on the planet being the inspiration for the size of the piece. This mural has been a challenge I have enjoyed massively not only because of its size but this was the first public drawing I have ever done and getting so many great comments from passers by has improved my confidence massively. I also have great news in that I was lucky enough to have two news articles about my public drawing so make sure to check them out with the Lancashire Telegraph and my university newspaper at Bucks New University.
Looking into the spiritual animal of the Whale it is a holder of wisdom, keeper of history, has a great importance in family, very peaceful and is very good with there communication skill. If this sounds anything like you comment bellow.
The Blue Whale is the Largest animal on the planet and can grow up to 100 feet long. There is an estimated 10,000 to 25,000 on the planet making them on the endangered list and also threatened to be critically endangered. Blue Whales are threatened by mostly us human beings. Water pollution is making them lose there habitat but also fishing boats and there nets to catch other fish damage the whales. For more information and to maybe help the WWF visit there website to see there work and what they have been doing to help.
The Rhinoceros sondaicus or also know as the Javan Rhino are the most threatened of the five rhino species with only 58-68 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Looking into the treat they face it has massively changed with human effects being much less than in the past. Like all the Rhino species poachers have treated them with taking there horns for trophies and to make medicine but the last Javan Rhino poached was in 2010. For more information visit the Javan Rhino page on the WWF website.
The Pseudoryx nghetinhensis or most commonly known as the Saola is now classed as a critically endangered animal. Is is unknown how many are still alive but they estimate less then 250 are in existence. One of the biggest reason these animals are nearly extinct is because of humans. The Saola have been hunted for years. There horns have made them a big target amongst the locals as they take like trophies because they look impressive. Saola live in Evergreen forests but the constant removal of there habitat with deforestation and being hunted for the impressive horns has resulted in a huge decrees to their population.
For more information visit the WWF.
This is the spirit animal of the Owl is this like you ?. The Owl is ability to see what others do not see, see beyond deceit and masks, have much Wisdom and the traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death but more likely to mean a life transition or change. If this sounds like you comment below.
The next spirit animal is the crow. Their spirit is intelligent, fearless but also a trickster. Does this sound like you ?
Looking into adding more colour to my work this drawing, experimenting with Tone using Chameleon Pens, has turned out really well and is a stepping stone as my very first coloured drawings. Not only using the dense pattern showing the tone but the tone with the Chameleon Pens really work well together as well.