Mexican wolves are the smallest subspecies of the gray wolf, but unlike their timber wolf cousins, they are critically endangered. Nearly wiped out completely in the wild, the Mexican wolf is slowly being returned to its original habitats. These guys are incredibly hard to photograph at the zoo. I combined three of my better photos to make this composition. The looks on their faces, coupled with the night setting, gives me the feeling they are about to prepare for something. This is the reason behind the title.
Drawn in white charcoal on black paper, 2010.
Since I was young, the goal of my drawings has been to be as realistic as possible. As a scientifically-oriented person, I value accuracy and detail. But at the same time, I don't want a drawing to be flat, lifeless. I want to capture a moment in time.Ever since I can remember, the subject of my drawings has mostly been animals. I feel like I have a deep connection with the natural world, and I want to show it through my art.After several years of trying different media, I have settled on two that I really connect with: charcoal for black and white and colored pencils for color. I love seeing a drawing come to life on the paper, and these media do that for me.