(Pen & Marker on Bristol Board / 2016 / 4in x 5in miniature)
Diego Rivera was a Mexican artist in the early 20th century and is one of my favorite painters. As both a sensual and political artist, he lay some of the footsteps which I aspire to follow on my own artistic journey. This illustration I created over the weekend was a passion project and reprieve from confines I've felt in my work as of late. The drawing is based on Rivera's "El Vendedor De Alcatraces" but with my visionary twist of course! Musing with this painting yesterday morning, I was inspired by the themes of devotion, accomplishment, burden, and strength.