Done with Moai Totem Pole

I'm done in three sessions. Here is: MOAI TOTEM POLE.

Special thanks to my friend since NMHS in Belfair, Minta for giving me input! Shoutout to my husband, Ryan for giving me input a couple times along the way. They both advised me to not color the Cheerios red or blue as it would take away from the cool statues. Ryan suggested that I gradually get darker from left to right -it used to be even more starkly contrasted.

Hope someone likes this! Parts of it I like for sure and it was fun to make.

It turns out I love Moai and want to go to Easter Island someday to see them in person. I could draw these statues all day and the more I draw them, the more I get to know them. They are so incredibly unique and I believe accurate to the actual person they represent. Each one has idiosyncrasies that remind me of certain people I know (I like to pretend that the bottom middle one is my ancestor). When I was drawing them, I more or less stopped when I felt like I finally did that person justice and got to know their face enough to comprehend who they were.

It would be super cool if in drawing these statues, I documented tattoos, lineage, heritage, weathering, ideology, war, history and evolution. At least, that's what I was thinking about when drawing them. Usually these statues are just caricatures, so I feel good about my MOAI TOTEM BOSS from Gradius III!  

Next drawing =

I'm thinking a mermaid, maybe with a whale shark in the background, with rainbow light shining through her floating hair as she looks at you with my eyes but cooler. I want it to be the size of a huge wall up high in our house eventually. I'm supposed to be inspired by an arcade for this next drawing/painting. I may need some encouragement to paint with oil, but that is a pretty classy medium and makes for great prints.