Memento Mori

Charcoal Illustration


Here is a charcoal drawing I started in 2020. Didn't quite finish it then for one reason or another. Finally completed it over a weekend in 2022. Really enjoy motion graphics, but I love the meditative calm of putting pencil/charcoal to paper.

While relaxing in my yard at the beginning of the 2020 lockdown, I noticed this beautiful little garter snake perished trying to escape from under our porch. Was very drawn to this snake, especially the exquisite shape it made in it's final moments. I would visit it, think about it, dream about it, sketch it and started a full illustrated piece around it. Wonder what memorializing this little snake will uproot in myself as an artist, as a person in this world.