Illustration Daily – Day 83: Lumberjack

Of course, lumberjacks are viewed as rugged and manly, though Monty Python famously took a jab at that. This reputation is hard earned. Early lumberjacks are estimated to have burned at least 7000 calories a day working, which is probably why if you order a lumberjack breakfast you’re going to receive a great deal of food. Logging is also extremely dangerous and and even today lumber workers have the highest on-the-job mortality rate (nearly 30 times higher than average). Hopefully though, the fellow in this illustration will escape the perils of his work.

083Lumberjack

Lumberjack, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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