Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mountain Lion - Animal Totem

"Animal Totem"

Hi All,

The Mountain Lion I showed you in my last post was actually part of a larger piece called "Animal Totem".

I'm not so sure I'm happy with this but I guess we as artists often times come across that issue.  This is a piece I have been wanting to do for quite some time so I thought I would hit two birds with one stone.  I needed to create the workshop materials for the wildlife workshop I will be teaching in August of this year ,so I am using the mountain lion part of this for that workshop.  I continued on with it to create my vision I had with the Native American hidden in the clouds.  I have always been fascinated with the animal totems and the spiritual meaning of the animals, in ancient myths and stories, so I thought I would try to portray that feeling in this piece.  I'm not quite sure if I was able to capture that but hopefully this piece will move someone.  In those ancient myths the cougar symbolizes "Coming into Your Own Power".  I personally have always loved the Mountain lion/Cougar, it is one of my favorite animals.

This piece is piece is 100% colored pencil, done on light tan suede mat board and the size is 12" x 16".  If you have any questions or comments just let me know.

Keep Scribbling!