I came across this beautiful drawing of elephants by artist Dominique Salm and was intrigued by the materials she used. The large 140 x 87 cm work is drawn in pencil with Kenyan red earth used as a pigment. It shows a family of elephants drinking at a river in Kenya.
As she told Londonist, "With my elephant paintings, I felt I couldn’t capture the red pigmentation of the dust that they’re caked in. So I used the earth from Kenya and mixed it into my work."
Dominique Salm's website
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