Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bowling for Rhinos

For years I've been joining my good friend Rick Wilson at the Maryland Zoo to draw the Animal Ambassadors under his care. He asked me to paint an ostrich egg for this great cause "Bowling for Rhinos" at Baltimore's duckpin alley Stoneleigh Lanes.

Bowling for Rhinos is a national AAZK sponsored fundraiser that supports rhino ecosystems: everything from orchids to sea turtles to elephants.

I've always wanted to try scratchboard and these eggs presented the perfect canvas! I went back to some of my zoo drawings and made two eggs.
This one is Tux, Tails and Ascot, a family of Jackass Penguins.

The other is my personal favorite, Martin the Porcupine!

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