Katie Leavens

Illustrator

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The Elephant and the Tram

I found this fabulous image on twitter: 

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It includes 2 of my favorite things: Elephants and mass transit! I just knew I had to do something based on it.

I started with a practice sketch and inking with sumi ink and my new Japanese calligraphy brush on the back of a scrap piece.

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After that warm up and some lunch, I did a final sketch on a clean sheet of paper.

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And then inked the final image. It definately has some better textures than may warm up, but I think it lost a little of the personality of the first run. The image below is a scanned copy. But it was too big for my scanner so it has been cropped do to that.

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For those interested, here is a photo of the full final image:

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