Wednesday, March 2, 2011


There are only two species of hippopotamuses: the common hippo, and a smaller one, the pigmy hippo. I might never see them in the wild, but the zoo of Rome houses both species and sometimes I visit them there. I love watching them in the water, especially the common hippos. They are so graceful, so fast and agile in this medium, it is really not surprising they share the same common ancestor as whales. I've sketched them more or less to scale with some Copic Multiliner sepia pens. I'm really enjoying these pens, they have a nice smooth feel.


  1. Oooh, I love them! So nice in the sepia colour.

  2. Who knew hippos could be so beautiful?!


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