A Vast Behind

30 Nov

giraffe

 

Back at Folly Farm yesterday, I was in the right place at the right time, standing under a fodder bucket in the Giraffe enclosure during feeding time. Rhian the giraffe was eating her scran just a couple of feet above my head! Well, I had to scribble her, didn’t I? Then she turned her attention to acacia branches hanging from the roof, so I sketched her from behind, rather a vast behind. Giraffe are HUGE! Her eye was about the size of my hand. What a magnificent animal. Drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen, size F into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook.

10 Responses to “A Vast Behind”

  1. Jason Pearlman December 2, 2014 at 05:37 #

    Animal sketches – nice!

  2. dmcropley December 1, 2014 at 15:01 #

    Nice! I visited Folly Farm twice this year with my small person – its a great place. Didn’t really think about drawing while I was there…

  3. allesistgut December 1, 2014 at 08:43 #

    Really nice sketches. These animals are really cute AND huge. πŸ˜‰ Greetings from ice cold Northern Germany. πŸ˜€

    • Rosie Scribblah December 1, 2014 at 13:29 #

      Thank you. The animals were all gorgeous. And greetings to you from mild, sunny Wales. Walked on the beach earlier – gorgeous.

  4. anna warren portfolio December 1, 2014 at 08:11 #

    Wonderful! I love this sketch, it really captures the hugeness of the giraffe.

  5. notes to the milkman November 30, 2014 at 22:38 #

    Certainly a variation on foreshortening!

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