So I finally finished my elephant factory. This is inspired by a short story called "The Dancing Dwarf" from Haruki Murakami's collection, "The Elephant Vanishes". In it the main character works at a factory where they manufacture elephants.
This took about 5 weeks, and is probably my most complex image to date. The final print size is 20 by 50 inches, and it took forever to save. Everything was drawn at a larger size than the final print size except for the factory and the clouds which were drawn to size.
Detail of the trunk trimmer:
Fork lift and hoist guy:
Trunk and ear assemblers:
The end of the line. Also, in the background, the ear washer:
And then loaded onto trucks, and driven to their final destinations:
So I've got some other stuff that I'm occupied with at the moment: Applying for a grant, teaching a comic book making class and starting a figure drawing group, so it might be a while till my next picture, but right now I'm planning on drawing a scene from Doctor Dolittle.