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elephant affection is a variation of another painting of mine recently completed the indigo elephant

Elephants are incredible mammals with huge brains, they now believe the elephant to be one of the closest to humans, not unlike the apes and the dolphins who also have large brains. Elephants are empathic and altruistic beings as we are. They are intelligent creatures who have many times, protected and saved human beings. They mourn over their dead loved ones, and touch them tenderly. They devise solutions to problems and look out for one another when they get into any sort of trouble, they will work together singularly and as a community, to help one another. They bury their dead. They get depressed. They play. They show off. Baby elephants must learn behaviour and skills from their mother for many years, they are not born with instincts like some other animals. They are like humans in this way and must learn and be taught. The elephant is a truly inspiration animal, and I love them. I hope that comes through in my drawings and paintings, I hope you get a sense of that when you look at them and find them uplifting and inspirational too.

pencil drawing, painted in Procreate for iPad with stylus pen

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  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensalmost 2 years ago

    Too sweet for words Karin!!

  • Thank you so much Tine! :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 2 years ago

    Awwee this is gorgeous Karin.

  • Thank you so much Christina! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago


  • Liz, many thanks! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellalmost 2 years ago

    Magical Karin, always amazing work :-)

  • Thank you so much Maxwell! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creesealmost 2 years ago

    Wow! I love this Karin. The little hearts are so full of joy.

  • Michael, thank you so much, what a lovely observation! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Dominika! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    Adorable work Karin – you have repealed the law of gravity and
    replaced it with grace and beauty – they can lift off any moment and fly.
    ♥ your elephants

  • lol Kira, indeed, thank you so much, I thought they did seem a little light on their feet too! :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanalmost 2 years ago

    Your intricate eye to detail and patience are rewarded in full here Karin, this is just enchantingly wonderful.

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful response to my ellies Stuart! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 2 years ago

    Adorable, sweet, excellent work

  • Thank you so much Thea! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Angie!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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