Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Shaolin monkey sketches

These sketches are all part of the upcoming show too. They show how the design process works; from the sketchbook, to the imagination, to the final render (which isn't on this blog just yet). These were inspired by watching Golden Lion Temerins at Salt Lake's Hogle Zoo. They are an endangered species of monkeys on the verge of extinction. They are also very graceful, quick and agile little critters. As I sketched them, I thought of Shaolin monks who, like these guys are rare, orange, and very graceful and fluid in their motion. Eventually it led to these doodles going into the art show and to the final product that I'll be posting soon.


  1. WOW. These are incredible! Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. These are really cool James. You captured some beautiful shapes and motions in your designs!