This illustration was inspired by the Artful box theme: An ibex from Thursday 7th January 2021.
Time was short today after I had a three-hour meeting this morning and then spent some time organising files on my laptop (just the tip of the iceberg!)
I wasn’t ready to attempt an actual animal yet, but I loved the structure of the ibex horn, so sketched this one. This was drawn with F and 8B pencils.
An ibex’s horns appear at birth and continue to grow through the rest of their life. Sometimes older ibex have horns which have spiralled a couple of times. The Asiatic or Siberian ibex tend to have the more prominent ridges on the frontal surface like these.
Here is a larger image:
You can see my unboxing of the December 2020 – February 2021 Artful Box here:
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