Sunday, July 17, 2011

the Zebra (finished)

I started sketching this zebra at the Field Museum, quickly ran out of time (Henry had finished his zebra), took a photo of it, and continued work at home.
I wonder how long ago this creature lived? Some of the stuffed specimens at the Field are from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Anyway, as I worked on this I couldn't help but think of what it's life might have been like, and also came to feel that it's pose reflected its anguish at its fate.

Rapidograph pen, brush and ink, Caran d'Ache (Umber) & Derwent water soluble colored pencils in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook