On July 13, 2013 I participated on an altruist event here at Monclova organized by Hola Venado or Eduardo “Venado” De la Huerta owner of the Taller Querido Venado a Furniture repair and Home Decor store operated by him who is also the director of the Store Potente Vintage.
Eduardo got this idea of a project called Animalia where artists or people who wanted to participate had to paint a white plaster figure of a lion. Each of us had to paint it or decor it in the most original way we could, by participating we raised money for a good cause.
The process and style
Once I had my white lion I started thinking what would I do with it, maybe painting it with boring lion colors, yellow and brown. By those days I just received some Rotring black ink pens, so I started doodling on a piece of paper, I would tattoo it from face to fangs.
The pen lines were so thin so I had to use some small brushes to draw or cover bigger sections like the black arm tattoo. I worked for weeks, usually during the night when I had some time. It was a some sort of therapeutic exercise as I forgot about other things.
Yet one night before the exhibition I was still working on it covering sections I thought seemed to look empty.
The Tattooed Lion
Find this project at Behance: https://www.behance.net/gallery/19581415/Viva-Animalia-Tattooed-Lion-Project