23 February, 2017

The Real Jewels of India

I've been wanting to draw more of Indian animals for a while because a) they're spectacular, b) they're rare, c) they're fun to draw.
I pushed myself to attempt a collage of all the animals at once. After a month of prep, reading up on all the animals unique to India and studying various sources, I tried this. It came out better than I thought considering that I have no experience in this sort of art. It also inspired me to get a bit serious about wildlife and natural history illustration.
The animals focused on in this artwork are (see if you can spot them):
1. Nilgris Tahr
2. Indian Bison/ Gaur
3. Nilgai/ Blue Bull
4. Swamp deer/ Barasingha
5. Indian Rhino
6. Great Indian Hornbill
7. Lion-tailed Macaque
8. Malabar Squirrel
9. Indian Elephant (also found in other places but didn't want to leave it out)
10. Civet cat (I was going for the Malabar Civet which is believed to be extinct)
11. Malabar Whistling Thrush
12. Brown Palm Civet Cat
13. Nilgris Flycatcher
14. Indian Pangolin
15. Four-horned antelope
16. Spotted deer/ Chital
17. Black Ibis
18. Emerald Pigeon
19. Royal Bengal Tiger
20. Crimson-backed sunbird
21. Dhole/ Wild dog/ Chen nai
22. Indian Pitta
23. Nilgris Marten
24. Sloth Bear
25. Indian Peacock
26. Black Buck
27. Gharial
28. Great Indian Bustard
29. Asiatic Lion
30. Black langur
31. Hoolock Gibbon
32. Sambar deer
33. Ganges river dolphin
34. Malabar grey hornbill
35. Sparrow hawk

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