Drawing about Public Lands

I worked on this fun submission for  Misadventures Magazine . The theme was, you guessed it, land. One thing I want to do more of, is submitting my work for contests and submissions in order to create more outlets to share my art. My submission wasn't chosen, but I still enjoyed creating this piece!

I worked on this fun submission for Misadventures Magazine. The theme was, you guessed it, land. One thing I want to do more of, is submitting my work for contests and submissions in order to create more outlets to share my art. My submission wasn't chosen, but I still enjoyed creating this piece!

Until this past year, I don’t think I fully appreciated or understood the value, essence or true beauty of public lands. In a day and age where more and more space around us is being developed into highways, neighborhoods and big box stores, this land that belongs to all of us is becoming increasingly more important to our sanity and well being.

Since last June, I’ve traveled 20,000 miles around the United States and have spent my fair share of time utilizing public federal & state land. The physical and mental space that public lands give us – the freedom and opportunity to camp, roam, relax, be curious, – is so valuable, and I appreciate it now more than ever.

So, get out there and enjoy it, take all the space you need and, of course, don’t forget to respect it and take care of it! 

Doing some drawing outside in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado.

Doing some drawing outside in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado.

Finished hand lettering piece in from of Shaw Lake on Wolf Creek Pass in Southern Colorado.

Finished hand lettering piece in from of Shaw Lake on Wolf Creek Pass in Southern Colorado.

Rico and me cruising on Redfish Lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Stanley, Idaho last September.

Rico and me cruising on Redfish Lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Stanley, Idaho last September.