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Abbreviated as rhino, is a group of five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia.

Members of the rhinoceros family are characterized by their large size (they are some of the largest remaining megafauna, with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight); as well as by an herbivorous diet; a thick protective skin, 1.5–5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g); and a large horn.

Rhinoceros are killed by humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and which are used by some cultures for ornamental or traditional medicinal purposes. East Asia, specifically Vietnam, is the largest market for rhino horns. Rhino horns cost as much as gold on the black market. People grind up the horns and then consume them believing the dust has therapeutic properties. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails. Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn.

The IUCN Red List identifies three of the species as critically endangered.

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:bulletblue:2H-6B, Woodless graphite 9B
:bulletblue:Kneaded Eraser, Mechanical Pen Eraser, Electric eraser
:bulletblue:Blending stump, Cotton pads
:bulletblue:A3 (29,7x42cm) (11,7"x16,64")

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Given 2014-04-04
Suggester says'This is such a spectacular drawing. It shows a remarkable level of details. Everyone should also have a look to the video time lapse that shows how this has been done!' This was also suggested by :devPaul-Shanghai: Stating ' the realism in this drawing is incredible, as is the sentiment behind the picture' Rhinoceros by AmBr0 ( Suggested by Seb-Photos and Featured by ArtByCher )
Holy crap! When I first saw this, I thought that this was a photo. This is an incredible piece; it shows amazing depth and detail. The shading techniques used in this are absolutely phenomenal. The area behind the ear and the face gives it such a three-dimensional look, and the eye gives off the reflection of a living creature. The details around the horn also add to the three-dimensional look. This is an amazing use of traditional art. The pure black add to the shading and, again, the three-dimensional look. The blackness in the ear is a little confusing though, as it kind of blends in with the black shadow behind the ear. But that is the only thing, and it doesn't even need to be fixed anyway; the shading and details make up for any mistakes (although I see no real mistakes).
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Wow... Juts wow. This is a amazing piece! I also thought it was a photo!
I love the way the shadow hits the Rhino it gives a brilliant effect.He is very noticeable against the dark background. The wrinkles and texture in his skin add real detail to this picture. Having seen Rhinos before, the texture of his skin is spot on. He also has a lovely expression. The skin looks really rough (which is perfect) and i also love his eye. Its got lots of expression behind it. Even the way he is looking adds expression. I always think the eyes add great emphasis to a drawing/painting, and this has worked perfectly. Well done =)
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vish26385 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
spectacular,awesome,mind blowing and outstanding
shy-pet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! mind.blown.
asari13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid !!!
albertenstein Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
This depiction is wonderful
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
my favorite animal.
suezn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Amazing! Absolutely amazing
Amandaforgie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just amazingly good! I am blown away. You have an incredible talent.
How did you get the background so dark and crisp? 
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Thank you! :thanks: I used woodless graphite 9B for the background. You can check out the video timelapse (link in the description) :thumbsup:
Amandaforgie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did! Its incredible :)
electioma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I´m speachless :O WOW AMAZING 
Hagge Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Omg ... I love the detail ... this is beautiful
Ikonokl4st Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent ! Congrats for the DD ! ^^ :clap:
Tatuas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Sencillamente perfecto; Enhorabuena!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Muchas gracias Miguel Ángel! Creo recordar que asististe a la muestra de Artelista con tu obra de Cerberus: light on the gloom Cerberus: light on the gloom by Tatuas . Es así? Saludos!
Tatuas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
De nada! Sí, así es. ¿Eres de artelista y/o participaste, o sólo asististe a la muestra?
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Aunque tengo cuenta en artelista solo asisti a la muestra y a una charla sobre tasación :thumbsup:
Tatuas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Cierto! Estuvimos muy pocos en aquella charla (pensé que asistiría más gente, aunque sólo fuera por curiosidad). Siendo de Artelista, ¿cómo no te presentaste a participar en la muestra? tienes cosas muy buenas...

Por cierto: gracias por la Llama (te lo agradezco también en tu perfil ahora).
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Sí! Lo recuerdo. A ver la próxima muestra

De nada! :thumbsup:
Tatuas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Sí, a ver que tal va!

VictoriaSteel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Fgore Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
m-gosia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
SciurusUli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Extraordinario! I expect it to blink or shrug the ear any moment! How did You achieve that your model stayed patient and uncomplaining during the process? :lol:
¡Feliz año nuevo!
CarlSyres Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Pic - impressed :)
Pedro971 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
8thLeo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing drawing! 
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
SketchyImages Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KaLa89 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... just wow!!!
Amazing job!
Asuma17 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true what they really did look like Triceratops ~Dragon Ball Z - Son Goten [Sparkle Eyes] [V.1] Triceratops by adventurevisual  
samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know enough positive adjectives :)
moniquepetportraits Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw your youtube video of this a while ago and it absolutely blew me away. I can't believe how detailed this is! Amazing work.
ElLapizdeFonseca Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Chicchan5 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING :D (Big Grin)  !  I can't believe this is a drawing and not a photograph !  You have a wonderful gallery !
RobertoDS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
amazing drawing! so realistic ! :) (Smile) 
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Just incredible!
BrunoMour Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thuryban Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man! This is fantastic.  wooow
Heltinde Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
All the detail that you put into your works is absolutely beyond stunning. Congrats on the well-deserved DD :)
anizza19 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional
no words left to say..i mean all good comments were said.
'am speechless by its beauty.

just keep inspiring others by ur arts..
mishiczka1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow !
sarartistt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful- I can't believe it is a drawing, despite knowing that it is one. :-)
cmcougar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Absolutely perfect!
dieter0741 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you are going to put kodac out of business...oh wait!  jk ...awesome!
alexkajf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pencil64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
looking at the time lapse video it doesn't show any 'blending' being done on this drawing, merely layered shading using just soft pencils, or is the blending just not on the shown on the video?  But then when I look at the finished drawing and your listed 'tools' i'm guessing the blending tools have been used between layers and just omitted from the timelapse?  It looks to 'real' to have not had any blending done (not that Rhinos are very smooth!).  It really is I feel the best drawing on this site.  Is this Bristol plate or Bristol vellum paper?  Would love to know more. Truly stunning. Love your drawing of Idris too...seems to be more 'alive' than mine!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Thanks! :thanks: The whole process is recorded. The blending is just a very small fraction in time and a quick soft touch, that's the reason why you can barely notice. Take a closer look at 0:57 - 0:59 seconds on the timelapse, the tones suddenly become smoother because I used cotton pads :thumbsup:.
The paper for this one is Canson Bristol.
BlueA7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Incredible amount of detail. Amazing!
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Feb 25, 2014, 11:39:58 AM
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