First of 4 digital paintings created using Corel Painter vX for a proposed WWF stamp issue for Ethiopia.
This painting is based on 3 separate ref photos: One for the background, one for the female and one for the male. As is often the case with animals with large horns or antlers, it’s very difficult to show the complete animal on a stamp unless it is very small. I wanted a ‘portait’ here so the horns had to be cropped, but I will be showing the male again in another design where he is in the background so all his horns are visible. Also when I design the First Day Cover designs for this issue (which are a different format to stamps) I will probably re-use this artwork, but will add the rest of the horns.