First of all, I know I am writing a lot of short posts right now of basically only artwork. Hopefully I will be writing more long posts soon, as the last few weeks in the Vaquita world have been relatively slow.
I am considering creating a series of digital paintings of endangered and/or very interesting cetaceans in pixel form. Below are what would be the first two entries, the Vaquita (a huge update from the last one) and the Maui’s Dolphin, both large and thumbnail sized. And who knows…the Vaquita could be used in the app!
Here is a series I just completed. It was inspired by traditional Chinese ink paintings but with a modern flare. Please enjoy.
Here is another digital painting made in Microsoft Paint. Check out the rest of my art here: http://goldenliontamarin.deviantart.com/.
Happy holidays! Here is an 8-bit Vaquita that I made on Microsoft Paint. Look out for a lot more art in the near future!
I don’t think there is a better way to share an idea than through visual art. Something about an image evokes a feeling that cannot be accessed any other way. Getting out the message to save the Vaquita has proven to be quite difficult, especially through writing. So now I will be starting to draw a lot more Vaquita pictures and make as many Vaquita crafts as I can. I really hope all you artists out there will help me on my mission to spread the word. I have recently set up an account on the amazing site deviantART: http://goldenliontamarin.deviantart.com/, where I have posted and will continue to post my Vaquita artwork. I strongly encourage everyone to make some sort of Vaquita art and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your kids to make something too! Sometimes a child’s drawing makes even more of an impact than an adult’s. I have started off the endeavor with a Vaquita word cloud.
What will you do?
Here are two drawings that my brother and I just finished. The top one, “Two Worlds,” was drawn by me, and the bottom one, “Taken,” was by my 11-year-old brother:
If you are near Puerto Peñasco, Mexico this month, please check out Memuco‘s art exhibition on October 18 (full moon). Here is a beautiful poster for the event. I also believe he will be in Mexico for the whole month of October and the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2. Also, I still cannot thank him enough for illustrating my book‘s cover!