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Rubber tile/block print.
Background is hand-coloured and transferred to paper, with overprinting of the dark areas of the antelope.
Inspired by a visit to the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, South Africa – a very large natural area of approximately 34,000 ha managed by the Cape Nature Conservation.
I believe the Bontebok is an endangered species.
In real life the colours of the Bontebok are chocolate brown and white. In this print I have used a dark blue and white to create an impression of evening/approaching night. But the darker tone also serves to create a more dramatic effect, or contrast, to draw greater attention to the animal shapes and gestures.