Winter Sentinels

colored pencil
18" x 24"

Winter Sentinels was inspired by one of the strongest, most resilient species of animals on this planet. Rugged like the mountains, the American Bison are seemingly impervious to the bitter cold of the harsh Wyoming Winters and possess surprising athleticism that belies their sheer bulk and incredible strength.

This piece was created using colored pencil on Claire Fontaine Pastelmatte - a surface that enabled me to build layers and create textures necessary in order to capture the density of the Bison hair.