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Wow, I can't believe I got too lazy to finish up this drawing's background. :D
At my university, there's a students' magazine called S/ash and they have some kind of call for artwork, like stories, photographs, poems and drawings. One topic was "End of the world", so I thought: What would the end of the world be like? And the idea struck me, that for some species it's already the end of the world. They are the last few of their kind. So I looked up the list of endangered species and their photos and chose some that I liked. I never submitted anything because I didn't finish in time, this is actually the only drawing I started. But I still have the reference photos and I want to do this series of drawings.

This one is a giant golden-crowned flying fox. They live on the philippines and have a wingspan of 1.5 to 1.7 meters! Aren't they amazing?
Here you can find the original photo and some interesting facts about this animal:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_go…

I didn't write down the date, but it must have been in 2012.
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NainaArt's avatar
It's a beautiful animal! Nice work!
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thank you :) It's an impressive animal, have you seen how huge it is? :D
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I can't imagine a 1.7 meter wide bat, but it must be astonishing!
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Have you ever seen a bat? I have seen very few in my life, but those were already pretty big, like cats maybe (in Japan).
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I've seen some in Europe but they would seem tiny compared to this one
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I know, right? And although it's so impressive, it might be exctinct soon :(
NainaArt's avatar
That would be sad, let's hope not! 
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I hope to make people feel something about those animals, so they can try to stop extinction. Cat nods 
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You should look into Amber Senas paintings. She has a series of endangered wildlife like the polar bear, a rhino etc. Unfortunately she doesn't have the pictures on her website, yet, but you can find some on her Gallery's website: www.accessogalleria.com/it/ope… (acrylic and oil on wood panel 2013)
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Oh her paintings are awesome!
They look like photos, don't they? But in the detail shots you can see that they are paintings/drawings.
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They do! That's what I want to be able to draw like, one day :)
LotusFlowerxox's avatar
Cool! In elementary school i drawed a bat to! And I did not do the background to.. xD
But anyways you did it better! xD
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you still have that drawing? :)
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Yes.. I know I have it somewhere but.. I really don't know where..
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