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Brown Paper Zebra Sketch

By Hbruton
To celebrate getting my FC art and stock mailed off today I rewarded myself with some playing around. I bought this sketchbook last year some time and promptly lost it. Over Christmas I had cleaned up my room and refound it. I now know why artists love this sorta brown kraft paper. It's immensely fun to work on!!!!! It's always so rewarding to try new things:)

This was the first pic I did. It's based on a photo I took at the Binder Zoo last May. Damn it was fun to draw! I love the results and way the paper reacted to the pencil. It's nice to be happy with something even if it is such a small and simple sketch. I am so looking foward to trying some watercolours on this paper.
6x6 pencil and white coloured pencil on brown paper.
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thetravelingbard's avatar
so beautiful! I love Zebras and your anatomy and art is fabulous!
Amazing! I love it. By the way what paper and pencils did you use? :D
Rott-i-kins's avatar
Very simple, but effective. Love those muscles in his neck.
CountryDreamer's avatar
A really lovely sketch. :)
The black and white looks great on the brown paper.
KaytanaPhoenix's avatar
That is absolutely gorgeous! :heart: Sometimes simplicity of our smaller sketches is what captures our hearts the most! This drawing wouldn't be anywhere as spectacular had you done deep detailing on it..

Great work! definitely a :+fav:!
sla's avatar
Loving the pose and colours!
Avalon-Snowleopard's avatar
Looks almost proud. Have you ever done a zebra with its head up in a prance? I bet you can get some real good emotion into it.
InsaneGelfling's avatar
This is brilliant.
lichiTree's avatar
Awesomeeee~ :wow: :clap:
Featured here: [link] :D
marianaliendo's avatar
I love the way your beautiful zebra looks in that kind of paper ^_^
JinxIsCrazy's avatar
This is my fave of the two!
fangsalot's avatar
Its gorgeous! I LOVE IT!! :D :+fav:
MeriambersNicora's avatar
he's so cute! i especially love the ears :)
slayingallhumans's avatar
wow i love it. the zebra is amazing :D
CarrotStalker's avatar
aw, beautiful zebra! Now I want to try that paper too :D
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tamiveldura's avatar
Beautiful gesture. I can't wait to see more pics on this paper :D
JessiLoo's avatar
Lovely work :D that paper does look very fun to work with. Keep it up :)
Kata's avatar
So pretty :) Love the pose ^^
VFireFalcon's avatar
That looks lovely. I really like how the white looks on the paper, and the rounded lines on the neck, ears, and jaw.
Artversity's avatar
So this is a brown paper sketchbook? Does it have a brand name? I did get the parchment paper that you suggested. It's only the 8.5 x 11 size. I couldn't find anything larger though. I've never tried to draw directly at a zoo. I figured I'd be self conscious. I'll try it this summer though, get myself a good hat, maybe one of those carry chairs? w00t! Beautiful job! I've never seen a zebra look so full of character.
As I commented in the later post that is indeed the sketchbook I was talking about. And yes, I don't think it comes any larger unfortunately!

I love sketching at a zoo and this book would be perfect for it. You'd just need a pencil and a white coloured pencil so you wouldn't need to carry around a lot of stuff. Sketching at zoos is very good for your artistically but be prepared to have folks talk to you and peep over your shoulder at what you're working on:)
Artversity's avatar
Hey there. You can find the spiral and hard bound book at but a lot more Cachet products were found here [link] You can hover over the link but it just goes directly to the Texas Art site. 8)
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