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This is Oumbie, a 28 stone silverback from Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England. He's a western lowland gorilla and he's been introduced to the zoo to woo the lady gorillas there. lol. He's doing a pretty good job too from newspaper reports. I haven't used my pencils for over a year now, I was a bit nervous, maybe I'd forgot how to, I've really missed them and enjoyed doing this so much I want to do more pencil work again. This has taken approximately 17 hours to do. Thanks for having a look, have a great day, Joanne:)

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sten struikenkamp 10 Nov 2009

Excellent work! I have never drawn any fur myself, so that's another challenge for me in the future. Yes, pls do more pencil! :)

Artist Reply: Thanks so much Sten, very kind of you, Joanne:)

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Artist Reply: Thank you Debbie, as always its a pleasure hearing from you, Joanne:) P.S. Missing your work on here

Anneke Hut 09 Nov 2009

I love everything about this drawing! The wonderful fur, the great anatomy and pose, but most of all the fantastic face! You are a brilliant pencil worker, Joanne!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much Anneke for your wonderful review, you're very kind, Joanne:)

ruth sears 09 Nov 2009

excellent work.

Artist Reply: Thanks so much Ruth, so glad you like him, Joanne:)

Renata Cavanaugh 09 Nov 2009

Excellent work Joanne!

Artist Reply: Thank you Renata, much appreciated:-) Joanne