This was the largest known prehistoric giraffe. It was very heavily built with short legs and a large head, with moose-like 'antlers'. They were in fact ossicones, the horn-like structures surviving giraffes have, bone covered with skin, although if the males fought with each other the skin probably rubbed off the tips in time. This genus was found from Africa to Asia from a few million years to less than a million years ago, with numerous species; this is the largest one with the most elaborate ossicones. Watercolour.
Those missing pieces should resolve the identity of the model species., but those supra-orbital horns can still throw one off. Darren Naish has also discussed the apparent mini-mammoth drawn in an Egyptian procession. I trust his blog journal, because he does have the scientific credentials to investigate puzzling questions and offers you the benefit of the doubt.
I love these things! Kinda creepy, but also fascinating.
I don't think they're creepy ... weird, certainly! I wish I knew what they *really* looked like!
Very nice painting.
You gave it quite nice colours. And the background looks good too.
How big was it?
Very nice...your style reminds me of Mauricio Anton
You never cease to amaze me with your paintings, watching you was truly one of the best things I've done!