This is my entry for the Share One Planet competition. All of the animals depicted here are endangered to some degree.
The category I entered was 'Harmony', in which you had to show humans and animals in a peaceful state. I realized this was going to have to be a fantasy piece, because you can't realistically have all these animals around each other with a bloodbath!;)
The children here are representing the 'future kings and queens', rulers who will preserve balance between themselves and animals.
This was a challenging image for sure! And very different from what I usually do, but it definitely bridges the gap between my Simpsons animation background and current positions as a sci-fi/fantasy conceptual artist:)
All done in...
The visions of Alex Ruiz range from dark and disturbing, all the way to vomit inducing cuteness and hilarity. In his paintings, the creatures of his thoughts crawl off the page and transplant themselves into the unsuspecting brain, hopefully taking residence there as well. Born in the Cuevas Negras( the Black Caves) of Hermosillo, Mexico, Alex began engraving murals on the cavern walls, and soon after, the walls of family and friends' baby nurseries. To this day, he continues to explore the roads and depths of the heart and mind, especially the odd and strange ones, and bury the findings within his art. Alex is now a freelance concept artist/illustrator living in Los Angeles, California, lending his talents to the film, television, and...
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