Polar Hunting

Here is one of my giclee prints in the current 40 winks show. I was inspired by the recent Frozen Planet TV series and an Inuit Folk tale called 'The Hunter & the Polar Bear'. The story is about a very poor Hunter who makes a deal with a mythical Polar Bear - if he heals his friend then he will be come a good hunter. I decided to incorporate the mythical 10 legged polar bear - who traditionally would terrorize humanity but in this case I made him friendly. I find the North and South poles very inspiring lately... lots of polar bears and penguins appearing in my sketch books.


40 Winks...

This is a poster I whipped together for an up and coming illustration show at Draw Inc.  It opens next Friday the 6th of July at 5.30pm, Alexander St, Hamilton. Do come along and check out all the awesome illustrators and their take on the folk tale/dream theme!  I've got a series of giclee prints based on an inuit folk tale about a Hunter and a Polar Bear - with rather too many legs!

Gary Venn and I collaborated on this poster - thanks Gary for your pencil and lettering skills!