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Brown Paper Zebra Sketch by Hbruton Brown Paper Zebra Sketch by Hbruton
To celebrate getting my FC art and stock mailed off today I rewarded myself with some playing around. I bought this sketchbook last year some time and promptly lost it. Over Christmas I had cleaned up my room and refound it. I now know why artists love this sorta brown kraft paper. It's immensely fun to work on!!!!! It's always so rewarding to try new things:)

This was the first pic I did. It's based on a photo I took at the Binder Zoo last May. Damn it was fun to draw! I love the results and way the paper reacted to the pencil. It's nice to be happy with something even if it is such a small and simple sketch. I am so looking foward to trying some watercolours on this paper.
6x6 pencil and white coloured pencil on brown paper.
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thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful! I love Zebras and your anatomy and art is fabulous!
Raptorman2012 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love it. By the way what paper and pencils did you use? :D
Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very simple, but effective. Love those muscles in his neck.
CountryDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A really lovely sketch. :)
The black and white looks great on the brown paper.
KaytanaPhoenix Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely gorgeous! :heart: Sometimes simplicity of our smaller sketches is what captures our hearts the most! This drawing wouldn't be anywhere as spectacular had you done deep detailing on it..

Great work! definitely a :+fav:!
sla Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving the pose and colours!
Avalon-Snowleopard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Writer
Looks almost proud. Have you ever done a zebra with its head up in a prance? I bet you can get some real good emotion into it.
InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is brilliant.
lichiTree Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Awesomeeee~ :wow: :clap:
Featured here: [link] :D
marianaliendo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I love the way your beautiful zebra looks in that kind of paper ^_^
goodwolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
JinxIsCrazy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
This is my fave of the two!
fangsalot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Its gorgeous! I LOVE IT!! :D :+fav:
MeriambersNicora Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
he's so cute! i especially love the ears :)
slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i love it. the zebra is amazing :D
CarrotStalker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
aw, beautiful zebra! Now I want to try that paper too :D
okapirose Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome C:
tamiveldura Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful gesture. I can't wait to see more pics on this paper :D
JessiLoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely work :D that paper does look very fun to work with. Keep it up :)
Kata Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So pretty :) Love the pose ^^
VFireFalcon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   General Artist
That looks lovely. I really like how the white looks on the paper, and the rounded lines on the neck, ears, and jaw.
starduskmoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
So this is a brown paper sketchbook? Does it have a brand name? I did get the parchment paper that you suggested. It's only the 8.5 x 11 size. I couldn't find anything larger though. I've never tried to draw directly at a zoo. I figured I'd be self conscious. I'll try it this summer though, get myself a good hat, maybe one of those carry chairs? w00t! Beautiful job! I've never seen a zebra look so full of character.
Hbruton Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
As I commented in the later post that is indeed the sketchbook I was talking about. And yes, I don't think it comes any larger unfortunately!

I love sketching at a zoo and this book would be perfect for it. You'd just need a pencil and a white coloured pencil so you wouldn't need to carry around a lot of stuff. Sketching at zoos is very good for your artistically but be prepared to have folks talk to you and peep over your shoulder at what you're working on:)
starduskmoon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey there. You can find the spiral and hard bound book at but a lot more Cachet products were found here [link] You can hover over the link but it just goes directly to the Texas Art site. 8)
starduskmoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
*laughing I love it when people come by with me sketching or whatever and asking if I drew it. I think I may have to stock up on these if I like it as they're not sold on Amazon anymore and I checked out the Catchet website and it looks like they don't have them anymore. I keep running into the books. I think I'd like the other one though. Thank you as always for replying back and answering my so many numerous questions.
blackpinkgoldfish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
The zebra looks brilliant on brown paper. I myself have never used brown paper but I would love to give it a try sometime. It looks like so much fun! :D
plexar37 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*mmm* I love brown paper m'self. There used to be a show on tv when I was a kid and there would be a narrator reading a story, but the only thing you saw was someone drawing a picture of what was going on. They drew on some kind of brown paper with maybe pastels? I love that, especially the way the white looked. :)
Narush Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I love it! It´s really fantastic!
Eraili Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
wow, really, really great ^^
B-rad-Tyga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
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