Friday, December 11, 2009

Ben in the Uintahs

I created this piece for my father-in-law. It was done in charcoal on an 18 x 24 illustration board. It is a picture of him in his mid-thirties with his horse, Crow. The picture I used was taken just before they got lost for two weeks in the Uintah Mountains. He said that he lived off of a bag of beef jerky and a bottle of peanut butter. His shoes shrunk to his feet while in the snow and from that gave him foot-rot. At the end of the two weeks he finally found a trail and was able to get home. He is very proud of that picture and asked if I could recreate it in a piece of artwork. I loved working on it and was very excited to give it to him for his birthday.

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