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A Hippopotamus Called Motopotamous

by Alexandra Davidoff

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

Hippo drawing with a basic 2HB pencil. Number 3 in the "Grey Fauna" series. See them all in detail here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/Grey-Fauna/9762151

My intention with this series is to show these fantastical creatures in a serene fashion, drained of all colour. Using only a simple writing pencil to draw them is my way of making a statement against what I feel may be one of the culprits responsible for why so many of these creatures are facing a troubling decline in number on our planet. That culprit being humanity's burning need for acquiring more than they really need, better known as greed. The stress humans have put upon these creatures though pollution, habitat destruction, and in the case of the more exotic creatures, trophy hunting, all stem from humanity's unquenchable thirst and hunger to have what they don't need to have. Humanity's always testing limitations, and while that makes for promising technology, it doesn't serve nature well at all. How does this relate to a basic drawing tool, you ask? The key is in the word "basic". By drawing these animal portraits with a basic tool I'm challenging myself to make use of simple resources while suppressing my hunger to reach for the fabled "more". As a result, the series became more intimate and emotional, and maybe a little sad to reflect my feelings for the animals themselves.

Illustration copyright ©2013 Alexandra Davidoff. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, editing, displaying/redistribution of this illustration without permission is strictly prohibited.

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sarah mah commented on March 16, 2013 9:54am
Wonderful!
ADIDA FALLEN ANGEL commented on March 23, 2013 5:29pm
bravo!
MariskaART commented on March 25, 2013 10:10am
GREAT!!*****
Laura Graves commented on April 9, 2013 6:07am
beautiful work!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on April 20, 2013 11:50am
Thank you everyone! :D
iphigenia myos commented on May 21, 2013 1:32am
great work!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on May 21, 2013 3:47am
Thank you iphigenia.
Vito Quintans commented on July 18, 2013 7:55am
Impressive and beautyful
Alexandra Davidoff commented on July 18, 2013 9:11am
Thank you Vito!
Oekaki commented on August 17, 2013 9:08pm
Fabulous drawing
Alexandra Davidoff commented on August 18, 2013 3:34pm
Thank you so much [OEKAKI]!
Morgan Ralston commented on September 23, 2013 10:39am
Nice hippo! :)
Alexandra Davidoff commented on September 23, 2013 11:25am
Thank you Morgan.
Tyler Spangler commented on February 17, 2014 5:08am
So cool!!!
Alexandra Davidoff commented on February 17, 2014 6:53am
Thank you Tyler.