"Give me a home where the buffalo roam."
The American Bison is one of the quintessential characters of the wild frontier. Its stoic resilience through harsh winters and sweltering summers, as well as surviving the (not so) Great Bison Hunts the 19th and 20th centuries, embody the indomitable spirit which captures the hearts of admirers to this day. Working on this commission added immense value to my life, as observing these amazing creatures first hand was both humbling and educational. This illustration is done in traditional ink on brown cardstock. It is simple, to the point, and needs no further introduction.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.