Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Giraffe - next stage

Now Baby Giraffe is beginning to show his personality!!!! Quite a bit has been done since the last post. I have worked on the mother's coat quite a bit, added to the baby's mane, worked on his little horns, and have now begun the shading in his face area.

Some of the facts that you may not know about giraffes is that each giraffe's coat is individual and acts like our fingerprints. The gestation period is 15 months, and the calf also nurses for 15 months. A baby's horns are flat against its skull when it is born, and they pop upright during the first week of life.

I am hoping the next time I post this baby, he will be completed... but I am not promising anything! :-)


Roy The Artist said...

Wonderful clear style you have! I will check back to see the finished painting,

Lee Ann said...

Wow, that little squirt looks like he could stick out his monster tongue and slobber all over you! I love how this is coming along! Can't wait to see it finished.

Anonymous said...

What a beauty! I recently read that giraffe are one of the most peaceful animals in the world.


Anonymous said...

How well you captured the serene expression of this babys' face against the implied body of it's mom.
It makes for a really interesting composition.

Like the giraffe facts too.
This series must be as inspiring for you to do as it is for us to look at.

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Joanne said...

Hi Everyone! I am now back from holidays- and thank each one of you for your comments on this painting! I am going to be working on Baby Giraffe this week, and hope to have the finished painting up on Friday. See you then!