Illustration for Adventure Bike Race - 2019
I worked with adventure cyclist Sarah Swallow to create an illustration for her event Ruta del Jefe. This is a 125-mile self-supported adventure race following a variety of dirt, rocky, and sandy surfaces around the Santa Rita Mountains, the lair of El Jefe, one of only three North American Jaguars to remain in the U.S. This illustration was based on the jaguar that rains over the Santa Rita Mountains. Featuring that dirt road and plenty of cacti like yuccas, barrel, and prickly pear. The colors in this illustration were inspired from the Tohono O'odham nation artwork from Southern Arizona.
An animation was created from the original artwork for the film featuring the race. This film helps raise awareness of the environmental and political threats effecting the U.S./Mexico borderlands of Southern Arizona where Ruta Del Jefe takes place. See the full video here.
Shirts and Bandanas coming soon!
Interested in learning more about this adventure race-- visit: @sarahjswallow