Elephant Statue Drawing by Jo Holden

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Graphite form study (2b to 8b) on A4 Art Spectrum Draw and Wash Paper. This is a quite a departure for me from my usual portraits but this is a drawing of a gorgeous little elephant statue that I own. I asolutely adore elephants and have them dotted all over my house in various forms. This one is a favourite. Featured in ‘African Art at the Heart’, ‘Painted Animals’ and ‘International Superheroes of Drawing’. Top 10 Pencil Drawing “Still Life” Challenge. 198 views as at May 2010.


statue, sketch, pencil, elephant, graphite, little elephant


  • bryanhibleart
    bryanhibleartover 4 years ago

    This is very cute!

  • Thanks Bryan. It was a nice little break from drawing humans!

    – Jo Holden

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago

    Stunning! Love it!

  • Thanks Susan :)

    – Jo Holden

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! 8 November 2009

  • hedwardbrooks
    hedwardbrooksover 4 years ago

    great form study, thanks for your comments.

  • Thanks so much. I enjoyed doing this one – a brief respite from faces!

    – Jo Holden

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago

    Would you please submit this to our Gentle Giants challenge?


  • Thanks Susan! I will submit it now.

    – Jo Holden

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    Mariaan M Krog...over 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You are in our Top Ten in the Gentle Giants Challenge

  • Bridie Flanagan
    Bridie Flanaganover 4 years ago

    Jo I always thought this was a photo.Because I thought it was a photo never took the time to view it.. I love it. It looks almost granite… so polished.

  • LOL! Thanks Bridie. Maybe I should enter it into a photo realistic artwork group ;)

    – Jo Holden

  • preacherman
    preachermanover 4 years ago

    wonderful, love it…

  • Thanks Paul :)

    – Jo Holden

  • Acey Thompson
    Acey Thompsonover 4 years ago

    hot damn, i thought this was a photo of a sculpture! beautiful.

  • Thanks Acey :)

    – Jo Holden

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellover 3 years ago

    He’s lovely Jo and soo well drawn

  • Thanks so much Carole :)

    – Jo Holden

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