Adventures with drawing and painting

Lion trackers

I don’t know where we are going but I know exactly how to get there might be the motto of the great tracker. “Track. Track. Track,” Ren has said to me at other times.
I understood him to mean find the first track, then the next first track, then the one after that. He does not set out into the unlikely chance of finding a lion in the future. He works with what he has now, in the moment. Joseph Campbell said, “If you can see your whole life’s path laid out then it’s not your life’s path.” In the bush and in life, we don’t get trails fully laid out. We get tremendous unknowns and, if we are lucky, first tracks. Then next first tracks.” (Boyd Varty, The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Live)

Close up of watercolor painting of a lion silhouette and tracks on the ground.

This was done using Derwent Inktense watercolors, waterbrushes, Sakura Pigma Brush pens, and a Uniball Vision pen.

Watercolor painting of a lion silhouette and tracks on the ground.

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