"Shroomy aka Major Tripps” 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 mixed medium of ink, colored pencil and pastels on heavy paper.
Shroomy aka Major Tripps is the fifth rhino drawing. He has that happy, stoned, Content look. Since he was to be the last of the live rhinos, I wanted to make him a dreamer of things.
Shroomy's world is one of ideas and imagination, a world with an advanced civilization as noted by the dome structures on the small planet in the sky. The fence is replaced with an Obelisk. With dreaming and enlightenment being the theme, I used the right side and volcano to include some tripping images from Mushroom's mushroom consumption (note the half eaten mushroom on the ground).