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Drawing A Day #47: Water buffalo

August 25th, 2010

I’d never drawn a water buffalo in my life, but then got two requests this summer to do so. The first was for my friend’s kiddo’s nursery; and then came this request for a D.A.D. from Bill H.

I was inspired by the artwork I found when looking up pictures of water buffalo online, so I wanted to try this more traditional painting style — even though watercolour has always been such a challenging medium for me. The fish in the picture are obviously enhancing the bath time experience, and making the “water” in Water buffalo into a verb:

As an aside, while working on today’s D.A.D., I had this throwback running through my head:


Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance (1989)

Thank you Bill, and thank you Neneh Cherry!

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  1. mt
    August 25th, 2010 at 09:07 | #1

    wow em! this is gorgeous!!!

  2. August 26th, 2010 at 13:12 | #2

    Love it! Love the pun, love the effects of the watercolour. For a medium that you’re not that comfortable with, you nailed it!

  3. Amanda Putz
    August 27th, 2010 at 09:12 | #3

    I think you should rise to the watercolour challenge more often, that is a STUNNING work Em! Incidentally, I can rap/sing every word to Buffalo Stance. Sadly, it’s not as often in karaoke songbooks or I’d rule it!

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