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Boss Hog aka Grumpy by AJLeibengeist Boss Hog aka Grumpy by AJLeibengeist

The fourth rhino to be drawn, Bosshog, was a change from the first pose. Bosshog has a bummed or grumpy look and a broken horn that's grown back. I wanted an expression of "yea, this is where I live, sigh!." Bosshogs's world and time-line shows wear and tear. There's a plaint that's undergoing some changes and the walkway has fallen into disrepair. I switched to using pastels for the sky instead of trying to blend colored pencils to the degree I wanted. 

Five rhinos are spaced out over time in front of the left section of our scenic view. The environmental changes over time eventually cause all the rhinos to be extinct. The environmental changes also force the population to build domes over cities for protection from the environment and heavy solar activity. This is the period of the Domed Cities and the Mechanical Rhinos.

I start my final drawings with pencil and fidget with each one till ready for ink. For this series, I started with the Rhinos and completed each rhino one after the other with no backgrounds. After inking the subject down and clearing the pencil away, I began adding colored pencils. Some items in the Mechanical set have more colored inks for certain items. There are multiple layers of colored pencils, base and other layers in various amounts until the medium won't take anymore. Next, I used blenders, smudging and smearing tools to work the colors together as much as possible. I began using pastels for the skies with Boss Hog.  

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