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'Short clawed Asian Otter Study 1'

'Short clawed Asian Otter Study 1'

Painting description

A short-clawed Asian otter with droplets streaming from its thick coat.

Mediuim

Oil pencil and acrylic on Hahnemuhle 300gsm watercolour paper

About the animal

 Short-clawed Asian otters are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Artist Statement

I watched this fellow as it twisted and turned under water chasing its mate. This study was based on a brief moment as it slipped up onto the surrounding rock with water streaming from the waterproof hairs of its coat.


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