Art Process behind ‘Never Doubt What Nobody Is Sure About’

Let me walk you through my art process of the 4th portrait from ‘Don’t Let Them Fool You’ series. It’s the orangutan – beautiful creature, which resembles us humans so much. Adding on top of that my love for chocolate and I had an idea ready to go!

Usually once the idea emerges, I make a few rough notes of whatever comes to my mind:

  • save orangutans
  • charlie and the chocolate factory roald dahl
  • palm oil good or bad
  • deforestation for palm oil
  • loss of habitat
  • willy wonka glasses
  • willy wonka hat
  • rspo certificate
  • find a charity that supports orangutans

With all the above ingredients, the idea starts cooking until I am ready to explore it further in my sketchbook. Find the of the process in the visual presentation. Enjoy!

first pencil sketches
digital sketch
rough digital design
first layers
ugly phase!
it starts to get interesting
painting fur
I decide to paint the eyes
time for other elements
acrylic portrait of an orangutan dressed as Willy Wonka and eating chocolate with uncertified palm oil
Never Doubt What Nobody Is Sure About. acrylics on wood, 40x50cm. 2022

‘Don’t let them fool you’ is an art series presenting a collection of animal portraits in response to rapidly growing need for sustainable actions.

Usually I create my art to make others smile. However there’s been an anxiety growing inside me and I needed to get it out. Nothing new… It’s about the health of our planet. So what if soon there won’t be anything to smile about? 

Isn’t nature the basis of everything?

Learn more about the exhibition here:

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