Rupert Grint Paints An Elephant!

November 9th, 2011, 10:26pm–I know what you’re thinking; how strange is this? But Rupert Grint is painting an elephant for a good cause. Rupert, along with several other celebrities, are painting elephants to support the Asian Elephant Foundation and proceeds will go to the said foundation as well as the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The funds will pay for elephant hospitals and land for elephants to roam in the wild. There will be a total of 162 elephants being painted and will be displayed in Singapore for the Elephant Parade which is calling itself “largest open-air art exhibition solely dedicated to saving the Asian elephant.”

Unfortunately no word yet on what Rupert’s elephant looks like. But you can read all about this here which better explains everything.

UPDATE: We DO have a picture of Rupert’s elephant now, along with a quote from Rupert of what inspired him:

My inspiration comes from the human heart with its intricate veins and arteries, intertwined with faces depicting various expressions of human emotions.

Thanks to Holly, Bree and Roswitha! (source)

21 Comments to "Rupert Grint Paints An Elephant!"

Bree
November 9th, 2011 at 10:41 PM

I just saw it, it has a lot of faces as usual, it actually looks pretty cool. And he said about it:
“My inspiration comes from the human heart with its intricate veins and arteries, intertwined with faces depicting various expressions of human emotions.”

Louise
November 10th, 2011 at 3:13 AM

If I didn’t like him acting so much I would say quit your job and start becoming an artist!

BonnieRadcliffe
November 10th, 2011 at 4:10 AM

It looks like painting faces is his thing :P There’s something very special about this elephant. Did he paint it by hand or did he use a computer program, as well?? It looks kind of digital XD Especially because of the reflection of the elephant on the floor. There’s also a 3D effect because of the shadows. Very interesting picture indeed!! :D

BonnieRadcliffe
November 10th, 2011 at 4:16 AM

OK, I know now why it looks 3D. It’s because it *is* 3D XD I thought it was a regular painting and I’ve just realized that it’s a painted statue XD Silly me, lol.

Taz
November 10th, 2011 at 4:46 AM

That is wonderful. He is genuinely talented.

Karo
November 10th, 2011 at 6:20 AM

I’ve always wanted an elephant since I was a kid. They’re my favourite animals. o.o

aenna
November 10th, 2011 at 7:36 AM

This looks a bit like the butterfly he painted for one of the charities he had helped. Rupert’s really talented and generous as well.

van
November 10th, 2011 at 8:25 AM

It looks really gorgeous !!!!!!!!!! Rupert is so talented

Trude
November 10th, 2011 at 9:55 AM

it looks great

Masha
November 10th, 2011 at 12:21 PM

this elephant is beautiful :)

galadriel12
November 10th, 2011 at 12:36 PM

This is very cool and very artistic. I don’t find it odd at all to paint an elephant statue. I remember back in 2000 for the Expo in Hannover, various artists painted cows.

BonnieRadcliffe
November 10th, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Yeah, the cow parade!! :D They did it in my city as well and it was real fun. There were dozens of cows all scattered around the city :P

talley
November 10th, 2011 at 11:24 PM

We have horses here. The way I was told to find the woman’s cancer center to get a mamogram was “go straight until you see the pink horse..” I love the elelphant. btw At the other art piece why did I not notice that he drew the inside of the eye reflecting in the pupil the test screen? Now that is clever!

WoW
November 13th, 2011 at 5:43 AM

OMG! For a beautiful elephant!

jesi
November 14th, 2011 at 2:16 AM

remind me again why i LOVE this guy.

he’s not only talented in the most real sense, but most of all, has a kind heart and always involved in charitable projects =) proud of you, Rupert!

Hanna Emilie B.U
November 19th, 2011 at 3:53 AM

I love U! You is nice:P

tuva elsker harry potter
November 27th, 2011 at 4:27 AM

i love you and harry potter and hermine

Ellen from norway
December 1st, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Hey! First I want to say that you are the most awsome person on this earth. When I started to read Harry Potter and when I started to wactc the Harry Potter movies, it was always you who waa the cool one. You are an amazing actor and I am locking up to you. I LOVE YOU RUPERT <3 <3 3<

Ellen from norway
December 2nd, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Its a beautiful elephant, another talent you have !!!! :D

Johanne from a wonderful land.
January 31st, 2012 at 2:17 AM

I really love Harry Potter!<3
I was born one year before the first film.
I love Harry potter and everyone in there <3

Johanne from norway
January 31st, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Rupert Grint you are amazing actor<3<3

I am Johanne from a wonderful land

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