Out of Africa

Judy VanDellen's avatar Judy VanDellen Vote Code: 64992

I am fascinated with the zebra. This is my second zebra graphite drawing entered at ArtPrize but this time using a heavy sketch board with medium texture which will impact the finished look from the original photograph. "Out of Africa", captures a baby zebra curiously peering over the back of his mother. The baby zebra expresses it's innocence and early growth of hair. His hair has less definition but as he matures his strips will become more vivid. Take note of some Interesting facts: The stripes are unique as a human fingerprint. No two zebras are a like. Their strips can range from wide to thin and are characteristic to the region in which the zebra inhabits. Zebra's are very social animals and live in groups for protection. Predators are often confused by their stripes hampering the ability to single out one victim to attack. Zebras will only sleep standing up within a group. Zebras are closely related to the horse and the donkey family. There are three well known species of zebras; the Plains zebra which are found in the region from Sudan to Northern Zimbabwe, the Grevy zebra is found in parts of Northern Kenya and the Mountain zebra is found specifically in the region of Southwest Africa. Credit: This art piece is a drawing from the original photograph taken by Troy Gallaghar of Zimbabwe Africa given to me by a friend.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 16 inches