The Nile Crocodile was completed on 12.29.2010. Crocs tricky subjects, considering the anatomy of most reptiles are very conducive to the style I draw (save for snakes!) Getting the patchwork like scales that follow the contours of the body to 'set' right is a challenge. But once the foundation is in place, laying the tinting over the ink is a lot of fun. The drawing is based on a photo by Tim Randall.
The Nile Crocodile is a large, predatory reptile native to much of central and southern Africa. As the name implies, they can be found on the banks of the Nile River, but they are not limited to that. In West Africa, Nile crocodiles are found most frequently in coastal lagoons, estuaries, and in the rivers bordering the equatorial forest belt. In East Africa, they are found mostly in rivers, lakes, marshes, and dams. Nile Crocodiles are the largest reptile in Africa, and is second only in size to the Saltwater Crocodile when it comes to crocodilians. The Nile Crocodile was extensively hunted for their skins in the 1940-60s, but facing extinction, aggressive conservation plans were put into effect, saving the species. Today their numbers are stable and they are not considered endangered.
Description: Fine art illustration of a Nile Crocodile. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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Nile Crocodile Art Print
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Species: C. Niloticus