Painting - Digital Impasto / Palette Knife
There is something about the rhino that is right out ugly! Yet, there is something about this massive creature that is dramatically beautiful!
I have had a chance to see several of them in my life. I am always intrigued by the sheer size. The Animal might as well have the biggest face I have ever seen. The two horns make the beast a sight to behold.
Though it is called the white rhino, the color may vary depending on the soil type of the area the animal lives in. It could be a light grey, dark grey, brownish and so forth.
Both black and white rhinoceroses are actually grey in true color. They are different not in color but in lip shape. The black rhino has a pointed upper lip, while its white relative has a squared lip. The difference in lip shape is related to the animals' diets.
Rhino poaching has escalated in recent years and is being driven by the demand for rhino horn in asian countries, particularly Vietnam. It is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine but more and more commonly now it is used as a status symbol to display someone's success and wealth.
There is a CITES call to safe the rhino which is really an endangered species.
June 24th, 2015
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