Thanks to the power of the internet, we stumbled on this amazing Beasts inspired illustration by artist Cameron Lewis. Naturally, we had to reach out to him and find out more about his work! He had this to say:
"With this illustration, I wanted to portray how Hushpuppy and the auroch were kindred spirits. They both represent this extinct way of life that's been separate from the rest of the world for years and years. And yet they endure, from Hushpuppy and Wink battening down the hatches in the face of a monstrous storm, refusing to leave their home, to the aurochs defiantly charging through gales of wind to get where they are going. Both Hushpuppy and the aurochs are beasts who have simply persevered and survived through this life.
I worked with Beasts cinematographer Ben Richardson last year on another project he was directing at the time. Through social media, I became more and more aware of the lead up to the film's premiere and it's incredible potential. I am so, so excited for both him and the film itself as it has been so enthusiastically received by critics, festivals, and moviegoers. Beasts of the Southern Wild is an absolutely gorgeous, lovingly made, and profoundly beautiful film and I can only hope I captured a single sliver of that beauty in my image."
This pencil sketch gives us a glimpse into Cameron's process.
Closeups reveal the level of detail of his illustration.
Cameron is a storyboard artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles, CA. You can check out more of his work at his
Thanks to Cameron and everyone else that has expressed their enthusiasm and inspiration through art! Sharing this story and having it retold to us through the creative lens of our community is an incredible honor that we never foresaw.
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