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Monster Drawing Rally

I had the pleasure of participating in the Monster Drawing Rally's sixth annual event during KC Design Week. I worked alongside a ton of local talent during the live art event, focused on raising money for the Women in Design Scholarship. Together, we raised about $4,000, one of their best years to date.

I found my inspiration at a local taxidermy shop downtown, Oracle Curiosities. I wanted to own just about everything in the store, so it was the ultimate test of restraint. I settled on these four items: monarch butterfly, amethyst, peacock feathers and a blowfish. I decided to paint the quartz and feathers for the event and save the other two for another day.

I finally got around to painting the monarch a few months after the event. Here's how it turned out: