"Big Blue aka Puff” is a part of the 2016 series “A Crash of Rhinos.”
“A Crash of Rhinos” is a fifteen drawings set depicting the story of Five Rhino, six Mechanical Rhinos, the Crash Mountains, the Domed Cities and a population forces to leave their world and solar system.
This drawing is a colored pencil drawing with micon ink for outlining on heavy paper.
Big Blue aka Puff is the third rhino drawn. I ran out of 100 lb paper and grabbed some of the 70 lb paper I had. The amount of work on the paper stretched it to the point that it puffed up when it was laying flat. Thus, "Puff" had to become a 3D piece of art.
After the Background was completed, I started solving the Puff issue. I made some copies of Puff to scale and then glued them to heavier paper. I made multiple individual cut-outs of the full body, the front shoulder forward, the head, and horns. Then I tested the cut-outs under the drawing before I glued them together and then under the image. the drawing got attached to a new 100lb sheet.
Puff's world was done a little lighter in shades so the rest of the 70 lb paper wouldn't stretch.
Each rhino has it's separate time period with events going on in the world around him. Puff's world is wet, but not flooded. Things are still being cared for, such as the fencing. There is some chaos in the skies with the molten plaint being smacked and debris forming rings.