Friday, May 2, 2014

A horse wearing Venetian blinds?

This drawing in progress is Jerry, a Grevy's zebra we saw in Lewa Downs in Kenya. A Grevy's zebra is distinguishable by it's Mickey-mouse ears and narrower stripes that are absent in their belly and butt areas! They are also loners, but are not so uppity that they won't hang with the Common zebra!
I became a bit obsessed while there with all the different types of invasive birds that clung to the animals. 
So I've placed a warbler named Ben on Jerry's tail just for some added interest...he's probably not the most remarkable bird in Kenya, but he does carry a good tune!


Jennifer Richardson said...

oh how I love zebras;
such a fascinating design.
do they mind the birds?
they seem to be getting along
pretty pleasantly in the images
I see.
your drawings, as always,
amaze and delight.

Katherine Kean said...

Zebras are so elegant and wild, and it's a treat to see your handling of all those gorgeous stripes.

Karine Swenson said...

You went to Kenya! How cool is that? I once read somewhere that each zebra has a unique stripe pattern. You probably knew that already. It will be fun to see the finished zebra drawing!


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