This post has been updated. See note below :(
Above, white rhino. Below, Indian rhino. Pen and ink on plate Bristol Board. I really love the smooth texture of this gorgeous 500 series surface. Okay, it's just cotton paper. I love it. I am also experimenting with different pens.
I was not happy with the Indian Rhinoceros drawing I recently completed. It was crude. The lines looked harried and tired. No "ooomph!" I decided to draw another one (above) and told my friends I was going to draw it again. My brother, ever the inquisitor:
Him: How do you know this is from India?
Me: I did not say it is from India. It is the Indian rhino species - Rhinoceros unicornis. It is primarily found in India's Assam region and also in Nepal. It is the only Asian rhino.
Him: There are Javan and Sumatran rhinos. He he , now you have to draw 3 species.
Me: WHOOOAAAA!!! You are right. Okay. Never heard of Javan and Sumatran rhino. Thanks for the information. Oh boy so many things to learn.
Him: so many things to draw by you.
Me: Sumatran rhinos look different and they have hair! Javan rhinos are so ugly. Hahahah!
Him: you have to give them a shave, ha ha ha.
Me: Hahaha. Okay, gotta go to work. Tsup!
Update: Since I posted this early this morning, I have been reading about the rhino. I take back what I said about the Javan rhino being ugly. So okay, it looks very primitive. It saddens me to know that there are only five remaining rhino species and in 2011, the Javan rhinos in Vietnam officially became extinct. The Sumatran and Javan rhinos are both endangered with the the Javan rhino topping the world's most endangered species with fewer than 50. Read more. Surely there is something we can do to help these intelligent animals, I know I can do something. The loss of habitat is killing these animals. There are people who save whales or save trees. It is all good. I want to help save the rhino. Please join me.