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Bushbuck Ram by WillemSvdMerwe Bushbuck Ram by WillemSvdMerwe
This compact antelope is one I know very well!  Bushbucks, Tragelaphus sylvaticus, are common in South Africa and inhabit a variety of wooded regions.  They still occur in wildish places around my hometown of Polokwane.  Bushbucks used to be classified in a single species, Tragelaphus scriptus, but this species has now been divided into two, the Kwel, Tragelaphus scriptus, and the Imbabala, Tragelaphus sylvaticus.  Only the latter occurs in South Africa.  Bushbuck ewes don't have horns.  Watercolour.
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ungulate, all tragelaphines are such amazing creatures.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thanks, you're right!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent painting, love the horns :D
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks a lot Sarah!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome Willem
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So incredible, you really captured the grace of this animal!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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wwwEAMONREILLYdotCOM Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work.:D
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thank you, thank you very much!
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!  The Tragelaphus antelopes always make such great art subjects.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks, yes you're right!  More coming up, I hope.
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