I decided to spend the day at PL, so that I could really get a feel for how the Rhino's move and get their personalities onto paper. The images will help in preparation of creating the Rhino sculpture, as the act of drawing makes the eye study every little curve and wrinkle....and my, do the Rhino's have some!!
The images are a collection of data, so that I can take on and compose them into larger images or to enable me to draw them with the steel bar.
The weather was not great today so drawing was a bit limited...paper and water do not mix well! So I decided to take to the Safari, to enable me to see more Rhino's in the dry. I was privileged enough to have the last part of the journey on my own and the driver stopped for me to photograph some subjects. I have taken pictures of every part of the Rhino's anatomy to understand every part of their form.
I was back in time to listen to the Rhino talk, to absorb more information about them and to see the Rhino's being fed.
Their horns are more precious than gold... an idea to colour the armature or horn of the sculpture, maybe?
I explained myself and was introduced to the Rhino keepers, who allowed me to get up close and personal with the Rhino's, beyond public access ... it was awesome!...they are so maternal and gentle, yet can be so powerful and volatile; a real 'Yin and Yang' of the animal world.
I'm going back on Monday, as the shed I will be working is ready for me to move into with the metal and I am going to be allowed access behind the scenes to see the Rhino's...behind barriers, of course!... I cant wait!