Finished! All 15 linocuts and their prints are done!
I really wanted to end the challenge with a hibernating brown bear. I’m glad how it
turned out. This one was a lot of work, the face was so lovely, I needed to get that!
Cautious not to cut away too much I think it took me over an hour to do just the head
because the facial expression is so delicate.

Tomorrow I’ll write more about what this challenge has offered me.

Sleepy Bear, Linocut, 30x24 cm, 2017
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When I started this series I knew I needed to include a bear, a brown bear.
When you think hibernation, you think bear!

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Here’s yesterday’s fennec printed. They were one of my favourite animals when I was a
kid and if I remember correctly it was the first animal I drew live at the
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo.

Since then I drew many, many times at the zoo. In a way I’m not a fan of zoos in
general but they do make it easy for artists to draw animals live instead of using pictures.

Sleepy Fennec, Linocut, 30x24 cm, 2017

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Not showing the face again just because this is what they look like when I visit at the zoo. Always.

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At the last moment I decided to add a little hint of an eye. The so called robbers mask was
a bit too black without it I think. Mischief managed.
Oh, and a good night's rest did help!

Sleepy Raccoon, Linocut, 30x24 cm, 2017
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