I dont know why it's now but I've been obsessed with "The Hobbit" these days. I read the book, watched the movie again and again (I want the extended edition version so bad), researched Tolkien's life, his artworks, trivia, checking the middle-earth map again and again, etc. etc...and at some point, I figured the actor Lee Pace who did the badass ElvenKing has been campaigning for a project to protect forest (preserve in China etc.). I thought it is kind of awesome that the ElvenKing living in the forest "mirk wood" is actually campaigning to protect forest in the real life! Got the inspiration from his act and did this quick project.
It was actually a great timing because I just had finished developing the brown color jacket series at that time, means I needed to create a new print lining for these brown ones. (For each collection, I design original cartoon print featuring my "Caveman & Squirrel" cartoon) Researched trees which are in danger of extinction and drew them with the Hobbit characters and, this time, You see the caveman as Thorin Oakenshield and The squirrel as Bilbo Baggins wandering the middle-earth. Can you find your favorite characters? Hope you like this project and I can save lots of trees!
This could be just a small step like the hobbit's but remember how far he went!
The privilege of being an artist is that, through my artworks, I can join acts to make our lives better. Even if it is tiny like this project, I will keep trying.
Thanks, Lee Pace for the inspiration. You and the badass ElvenKing rock!