Is this Ohno's long lost cousin? He's way fuzzier than Ohno is now and his proportions are challenging to say the least. Perhaps this was "ice age" Ohno or "terrible cosplay as a hunchback cow-pig" Ohno. Don't ask me, I just draw here ;)
By now you may have seen my picture with the buffalo of Ocoee. What you didn't see is what I saw a few days prior. Two very different movies. One was called Buffalo Rider and it was one of the greatest and goofiest films I've ever gotten to watch. The other was Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, a moving and memorable piece that took a look at the rise, near fall and current cautious rise once more of the Great Plains' greatest beastie. One film made me laugh, the
"Do you hear the people sing?" Angie and I were really into 'Les Mis' and this rough sketch reflects that. Who am I kidding, all my sketches are rough, but even though Ohno's lines are wobbly his willingness to stand up for what he believes in never is. Appropriate choice for right now drawn many years ago.
This weekend I saw my first buffalo in real life. Lots of buffalo moments last weekend leading to a few big buffalo decisions that I'll share later on in the week. Till then, enjoy these two gruff guys.
Ohno and Abigail up in a treehouse! What adventures have they had? How did they even get up there? I'm not sure but you can certainly tell how much they've both changed over the years, Abigail especially so. Since I have the artistic abilities of an elementary school child, when "A Far Off Light" was turning into a book I needed to turn her design into something I could consistently produce.
Another early Ohno. This time he's marveling at the sun rising over some beautiful desert mountains. That's actually Panther Peak in the Tucson Mountains which rests with a southerly orientation. So, geographically impossible for this sunrise to happen. Thank goodness imagination isn't too preoccupied with direction.