You would have thought I could have come up with a
better name for this piece, but even when I was working on this drawing I would
call it simply "The Elk" so the name stuck. I have been asked by
hunters over the years "why did you draw the antlers like you did"? If
you will notice the antler in the foreground is bent. I drew it this way for
aesthetic reasons, I just thought it broke up the picture nicely, it had nothing
to do with this guy being a trophy elk.