Black on White - Black Rhinoceros by Heather Ward

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Black on White - Black Rhinoceros by 

The black rhinoceros is distinguishable from the white rhinoceros by the shape of its upper lip, not by its color. Critically endangered, the black rhino resides mostly on the eastern coast of the southern half of Africa.

Drawn in charcoal on vellum, 2008.

Original available, 14″×17″ unframed.


africa, animal, black, charcoal, kingdom3, mammal, nature, rhinoceros, wildlife


  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    ooo!! i love the nose area.. the eyes.. and the ears.. =D
    so for this lips.. is it a white or black rhino? =D

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    umm.. sorry for being slow.. from your description.. it’s a black rhino i guess? n_n"

  • Yup, it’s a black rhino.
    Thanks for the comment! It didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped, though.

    – Heather Ward

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    yeae.. i guessed correct.. n_n
    is it because of the body texture and the tusks? i think it’s pretty ok.. can’t always produce the best.. sometimes, it might look better after a second try at a later time? =D

  • Yeah, Mostly the body. I’ve never drawn skin like this, so I was kind of making it up as I went along. He just doesn’t jump out of the page enough for me, I guess. Practice, practice, practice!

    – Heather Ward

  • Michelle Hogan
    Michelle Hoganover 6 years ago

    Excellent detail….Nicely done…..

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    Excellent work

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    i believe you can do it, Heather!! go go go!! =D

    KENDALL EUTEMEYover 6 years ago

    Hi Heather. This is a fantastic drawing!

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 6 years ago

    EXCELLENT perspective here! Love the compostion!

  • Heather Ward
    Heather Wardover 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

  • Inishiata
    Inishiataover 6 years ago

    Congratulations for featuring on the Endangered Species group Home Page.
    Very powerful image – love the composition.

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