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Dugga Boy

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Dugga Boy

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With nose in the air, the old bull stared at us intently, stood his ground but bore us no malice. We safely past him with hearts in our mouths, probably saved by our low profiles and the beast’s uncertainty.

The African buffalo was often regarded by the old hunters as the most dangerous of the Big Five and I have endeavoured to portray the bull in this drawing with an air of authority and a creature not to be meddled with. His alert pose is further enhanced by the redbilled oxpecker flying off his nose in alarm from some perceived danger. These birds have evolved stiff tail feathers which are used as props as they clamber all over their hosts seeking parasites from every nook and cranny.  They are commonly seen in association with giraffe, antelope, domestic cattle and buffalo.

“Dugga Boy”Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 300 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity

940 x 630 mm large
510 x 360 mm small

Graphite Pencil with a touch of colour

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With nose in the air, the old bull stared at us intently, stood his ground but bore us no malice. We safely past him with hearts in our mouths, probably saved by our low profiles and the beast’s uncertainty.

The African buffalo was often regarded by the old hunters as the most dangerous of the Big Five and I have endeavoured to portray the bull in this drawing with an air of authority and a creature not to be meddled with. His alert pose is further enhanced by the redbilled oxpecker flying off his nose in alarm from some perceived danger. These birds have evolved stiff tail feathers which are used as props as they clamber all over their hosts seeking parasites from every nook and cranny.  They are commonly seen in association with giraffe, antelope, domestic cattle and buffalo.

“Dugga Boy”Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 300 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity

940 x 630 mm large
510 x 360 mm small

Graphite Pencil with a touch of colour

Margie and I have been fortunate over the years to have done many exciting and eventful canoe trips on the upper and lower Zambezi River, staying overnight at safari lodges on both the Zambian and Zimbabwe sides.

 

On one occasion when avoiding a large pod of hippos we left the main stream to take a short cut along a series of waterways which meandered through extensive grassy flats. While passing through a heavy patch of tall reeds we were suddenly confronted by a large, old buffalo bull grazing right beside the narrow and shallow channel. Not wanting to spark a sudden charge, we remained motionless, letting the canoes drift with the current silently past him.
With nose in the air, the old bull stared at us intently, stood his ground but bore us no malice. We safely passed him with hearts in our mouths, probably saved by our low profiles and the beast's uncertainty.
The African buffalo was often regarded by the old hunters as the most dangerous of the Big Five and I have endeavoured to portray the bull in this drawing with an air of authority and a creature not to be meddled with. His alert pose is further enhanced by the redbilled oxpecker flying off his nose in alarm from some perceived danger. These birds have evolved stiff tail feathers which are used as props as they clamber all over their hosts seeking parasites from every nook and cranny.  They are commonly seen in association with giraffe, antelope, domestic cattle and buffalo.

AWARDS: The Store Packers’ Award for Best Painting 2009 – 2010 AGRA Art of Excellence Exhibition Melbourne 2009, Runner Up AGRA Summer Exhibition Melbourne 2009.
Dugga Boy was awarded THE NEWCOMER AWARD FOR A FIRST TIME PARTICIPANT IN THE SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTIST’S ANNUAL EXHIBITION in New York September 2010