Parker pen and black ink sketch and colourwash in my Moleskine A4 Folio Nature Journal
When taking my grand-children to Lanseria Airport, we pass by a game farm just a couple of kilometers from where I live (Gauteng, South Africa), and these two White Rhinoceros – Ceratotherium simum – were grazing right by the fence, so I stopped and did a quick sketch. They didn’t seem bothered by me at all, I was just on the other side of a rather rickety looking game fence, which I’m sure they could demolish with a step or two, should they so wish! And I was thrilled to see that they still have their horns, so many are being removed to thwart poachers in a conservation effort of these magnificent animals.
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to see the Lions close-by the fence, but I’ve never left my car to try and sketch them!