Let's return to that series of paleo reconstructions for next month's Ranger Rick magazine.
You may have heard about that amazingly well preserved baby mammoth named Lyuba that was found two years ago in the Russian arctic.
Scientists studying her frozen tissues speculate that she was healthy before falling into a stream and drowning.
I wanted to show her with her mother near the water's edge. Her mother's trunk reaches over her to protect her, as modern elephants do. This concept sketch was drawn out of my head. It was done with water-soluble colored pencils, ink-filled water-brush, and fountain pen.
Tomorrow I'll show how I went from this sketch to the finished painting.