watercolour, Horadam paints, Fabriano paper 300g, 11″ × 14″
The oryx, a large antelope with long, spear-like horns, is a true desert animal. It has a thick, horse-like neck with a short mane and a compact, muscular body. A defined pattern of black markings that contrast with the white face and fawn-colored body are prominently displayed in dominance rituals to emphasize the length of horns and strength of the shoulder.
Well adapted to the conditions of their hot, arid habitats, oryx can live as long as 20 years.