all good things are wild and free.
-henry david thoreau
i recently drew claude, the king of beasts, to remind myself how important it is to be two things: wild and free. wild because happiness comes from the most unexpected of places. in moments where i am imprisoned (by thought, responsibility, or obligation), i imagine that the earth rests on an elephant. ..and then i feel a little less burdened, a little more free.
i planned for this illustration to go on a t-shirt, so i started with graphite on drawing paper and then colored it digitally for a cleaner look.
important things to note: jeff mangum shirt worn above is stupidly comfortable, my arms are out at an extremely odd angle. prints of claude are available in my etsy shop, and larger prints/shirts/iPhone skins are in my society6 shop.
things i have been doing: watching the early sky lighten every morning, jumping in leaves, taking walks, going on motorcycle rides (scary/amazing), and testing every pumpkin brew i can get my hands on.
i hope all of you are enjoying autumn as much as i am.