Ho Hum.. by BarbBarcikKeith

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20×24 soft pastel on grey velvet paper. Original available.

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I got permission from the photographer for this one, because I fell in love with the position of all four “hands” and couldn’t resist her.. she has the wisdom of the ages in her eyes. Regrettably, she has since passed on.

The Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), an African native, is the most populous species of the genus Gorilla. Nearly all of the individuals of this taxon belong to the Western Lowland Gorilla subspecies (G. g. gorilla) whose population is approximately 94,000 individuals. There are fewer than 300 of the only other Western Gorilla subspecies, the Cross River Gorilla (G. g. diehli). Wild western gorillas are known to use tools.

The World Conservation Union lists the Western Gorillia as critically endangered, the most severe denomination next to global extinction, on its 2007 Red List of Threatened Species. The Ebola virus is depleting Western Gorilla populations to a point where it might become impossible for them to recover. (info from Wikipedia)

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Comments

  • rockinsue
    rockinsuealmost 7 years ago

    shes beautiful,I love her

  • Gracey
    Graceyalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely work – what a great job.

  • JoPix
    JoPixalmost 7 years ago

    ah fantastic, what a beautiful moment to capture.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful !

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 7 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • foxykya1
    foxykya1over 6 years ago

    This is amazing! Do you use soft or hard pastels?

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 6 years ago

    Sandy, I use soft pastels AND pastel pencils (they’re a Godsend when it comes to detail).. and thanks to all that have commented..

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    Fantastic work here and Yes they are endangered

  • cherokee
    cherokeeover 6 years ago

    Its great you have caught her essance with your wonderful work,she may of passed on,but you have kept her spirit alive and she wont be forgotton.

  • blamo
    blamoover 6 years ago

    fantastic ……….

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