Daffodil The Zebra

Above is a scanned copy of my colored pencil drawing of Daffodil the Zebra.

A couple of days ago I completed my drawing of the Zebra with the savanna as a backdrop. After drawing this zebra I decided I wanted to give this particular character a name,  so I choose the name Daffodil because my zebra is a gentle creature who enjoys meandering up and down the grasslands with his zebra friends.  The photographs below document how the zebra drawing evolved from start to finish.

Drawing A Zebra
The outline drawing phase of the zebra.
The drawing of the zebra with the dead tree behind him is coming into form.
The drawing of the zebra with the dead trees behind him is coming into form.
Drawing The Zebra
The hills have been added to the background.
The sky has been colored in with a light blue pencil.
The sky has been colored in with a light blue pencil.
The hills in the background have been colored in with green colors of the shrubbery.
The hills in the background have been colored in with green colors of the shrubbery.
Yellow, sienna, and green colored pencils were used to color in the grass around the Zebra.
Yellow, sienna, and green colored pencils were used to color in the grass in the field where the zebra stands.

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Drawing A Zebra
I named the Zebra Daffodil because he is a gentle equine who enjoys to shine in his own quiet way.

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2 Replies to “Daffodil The Zebra”

  1. I have really enjoyed seeing this drawing progress. The form is so perfect, even in black and white, and the colors are so vibrant. I think Daffodil might make a delightful character in a children’s book. The quality in this drawing is top notch and could compare with any professional illustration in the best of books.

    1. Thanks, Aya. I am not sure why, but Daffodil just feels like a real character to me. I should write a children’s book, but I find I am more interested in the illustration component as opposed to writing text for one.

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