This Oryx is the next in my little wildlife study series... I hope you are enjoying these studies!
Whenever I start work on an animal portrait, I love to find out all about them. Where they live, how they interact with each other, the dangers they face and their general behaviour.
I’ve always found it fascinating to learn about wildlife from all corners of the earth.
Oryx is a genus consisting of several species of large antelope. The one I’m drawing is called a Gemsbok or a South African Oryx. It’s scientific name is Oryx Gazella.
They live in the desert regions of South Africa, grazing on coarse grasses and browse from thorny shrubs.
The Oryx’s ringed horns are up to 30 inches long, making them formidable weapons!
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