Mother and Baby White Rhino

Tom Godfrey

Sydney, Australia

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I did this pencil sketch of a mother white rhino and her calf after a photographic trip to a reserve in South Africa. The game guard was kind enough to drive around to give me better angles for the light and shadow. I did an acrylic painting from this sketch, but the sketch has always had a charm for me, that I was never quite able to capture in the finished painting. I added the sepia effect later which somehow recreates a feeling of my youth in the bush of Africa better. I guess I am a little like an ageing newspaper now :)

I never did find out how her ear got torn, but I like to think it was in brave defence of her baby.

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