I realized I never posted this on the blog, but thought today was an appropriate day to do so:
I created this digital painting for a raffle prize last year at Laughs for Giraffes, a comedy show organized by the folks at the LA Zoo to benefit Giraffe conservation.
Why an Okapi? Well, I painted a Giraffe for the previous year's event, and the Okapi is the only other surviving member of Giraffidae. I may have to look more into weird extinct species or get more creative for future events...
Here are some in-progress studies and brainstorms: