Something a bit different!
As I hadn’t drawn giraffes before, I first visited a local zoo to do some sketches and reference photos. While drawing, I noticed the strongest features of a giraffe were the huge eyes and incredibly long eyelashes. I also noticed that they have a very oddly shaped head and nose, which was quite challenging to draw!
Once I had some good photos and sketches to work from, I completed a final drawing using Sakura Pigma Micron pens on A4 cartridge paper. I use these for their fade-proof and waterproof qualities.
After adding some watercolours, it was finished!
The original painting has been given a home, but prints of both the monochrome and colour version are available on my Redbubble shop: