Like A Goanna Up A Tree by PhoenixArt

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A goanna is a large Australian monitor lizard. They have sharp teeth for ripping flesh off bones and large claws for climbing trees. When they get scared they run to the nearest tree and climb up as fast and as far as they can in an attempt to escape danger… hence the saying, ‘Like a goanna up a tree’ (which means to go really fast).

Watercolour paints, coloured pencils, glitter gel pens and black sharpie on canvas paper.

Top Ten in
Fun Drawing group’s ‘The Wildest of the Wild’ challenge – 29 Mar 2010



leaves, tree, tribal, goanna, abstract art, coloured pencils, gel pens, canvas paper


  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    Wonderful creation Tina! I sure like the way you used your media, color and created patterns!!! So very well done! This image has a real native feel to it.

  • Thanks Gisela. I’m glad you like it :o)

    – PhoenixArt

  • Aartistic
    Aartisticover 4 years ago

    fabulous tribal flavours in this beautiful work, i love it!

  • Thanks Karon. This is a very tribal piece… and this is one of my favourite styles of art. I’m so glad you like it. :o)

    – PhoenixArt

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©over 3 years ago

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