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Mountain Gorilla "Gentle Giant" size A4. Mountain Gorillas are critically endangered. Poaching and deforestation is having a devastating affect on their lives.
As their name implies, mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet. They have thicker fur, and more of it, compared to other great apes. The fur helps them to survive in a habitat where temperatures often drop below freezing. But as humans have moved more and more into the gorillas’ territory, the gorillas have been pushed farther up into the mountains for longer periods, forcing them to endure dangerous and sometimes deadly conditions.
Appreciation goes out to @arturstankiewiczphotography for giving permission to draw from this magnificent reference image. It really inspired me. 🙏🙏
This artwork will be posted to the sketch for survival competition and donated to help fund the protection of wildlife. Hopefully they will like it enough to accept it in their selection to be auctioned off. It's a great cause. □□□
Material used: Strathmore grey toned paper. Graphite and white charcoal. 👈please swipe left to see the portrait from out to finished work👈