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Giraffe painting by wildlife artist Naomi Jenkin.

Giraffe painting - "Neck and Neck"

An original pastel painting.


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This piece aims to capture the comical side we associate with giraffes. They often look like they’re smiling, and those long eye lashes give the impression that they’ve made a special effort to look their best! The ‘sideways chew’ they have when munching on some leaves always make me grin too! 

Size: 20 x 16 inches.

Hand drawn using chalk pastels on Pastelmat paper.

FREE shipping for UK customers. Delivered unmounted and unframed as standard.

Framing is available on request at an extra cost. If you’d like your art framed, please get in touch. Note: Framing is ONLY available to clients able to collect in person from my studio in Liskeard, Cornwall, UK.  

Thanks to Stephen Bullock and Lee Hudson at Wildlife Reference Photos for use of their photographic references.

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Drawing "Neck and Neck"

A few little snippets showing the two giraffes being drawn. The whole piece took several days to complete. It was hand drawn using chalk pastels on Pastelmat paper. 

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A few interesting nuggets about giraffes…

Giraffes have three hearts.

They are the worlds tallest mammals, yet only have 7 vertebrae.

They sleep for less than 30 minutes a day!

The females in the herd operate a creche to look after the baby giraffes (calves).

A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground!

Sadly, giraffe numbers are rapidly in decline, having fallen by 30% in the past three decades. They are currently listed as vulnerable with less than 100, 000 still in the wild. This is due to a variety of factors, including poaching and habitat loss. Many people don’t realise that giraffe populations are in trouble. They rarely get much media attention despite being such a loved an iconic species.

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