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African Buffalo by PencilSessions African Buffalo by PencilSessions
A buffalo drawn on A4.

I started drawing this mid 2011 but stopped. I decided to finish it over the last few weeks, but the paper had become dusty and the drawing had started to fade. I am a bit unhappy with the overall result, but I am glad I decided to finish it.

The shading may appear a bit uneven, but this is how it appeared in the reference image I used: [link]

I've made a tutorial on how to draw Buffalo horns - please check it out on my website: [link]


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:icontashybear:
Tashybear Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking, The detail is amazing and the horn shape is perfect. Truly looks like a duggarbull and you can see the gentle character in his eyes
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PencilSessions Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjohnsonchulin:
Johnsonchulin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
GREAT!
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:iconadavesseth:
adavesseth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! I'm glad you decided to finish it!
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:iconcolouredart:
ColouredArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm amazed it looks like a photo!
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:iconpeter-arnold:
Peter-Arnold Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow !!! Good to see amazing drawings of `unconventional' animals
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:iconsingletonjames:
singletonjames Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, loving the detail
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:iconblackwolfoffireworks:
Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is insanely amazing! All of teh wrinkles and hairs are stunning, and your shading is spectacular!
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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:iconblackwolfoffireworks:
Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most Welcome!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks really nice! Congrats on a stunning drawing. :)
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:iconresolution-db:
Resolution-db Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
impreeive drawing ...
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:icondesiree-estelle:
Desiree-Estelle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beyond amazing.
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I like your giraffe
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:icondesiree-estelle:
Desiree-Estelle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
(and you flatter me :blush:)
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job!
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :huggle:
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:icontaibossigai:
taibossigai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, can't believe you're not happy with this. It looks really awesome to me. Love the detail around the eyes and the worn ears.
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I am pretty happy with how I drew the buffalo, but I regret choosing that reference picture because this particular buffalo looks weird (I actually chose it because of the worn ears). Perhaps I've just been looking at it too long.
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:icontaibossigai:
taibossigai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that happens to me too...I also start nitpicking what I could have done better.
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing work has been featured: [link]
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional work!
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:iconildwins:
Ildwins Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
seems like your drawing is much more detailed than original photo :D ....I like it ;)
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconstatham75:
Statham75 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done! Well shaded
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:iconvinayjackson:
vinayjackson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
realyy lukss good!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I love all the textures :)
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! :)
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:iconlulu-ibeh:
lulu-ibeh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing!
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:iconsunbird18:
Sunbird18 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!!!!
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:iconanime-guru1217:
Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing nonetheless :) Great job!
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:iconmichaelnorwood:
MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job.
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:icondholms:
dholms Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man this is outstanding pencil work!
i tried painting an african bullalo once and it was CRAP!
heh.
but this is SUPERB!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really great.
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is awesome! :la:
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is outstanding work, love all the detail :wow:
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:iconhusky-21:
Husky-21 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Amazing picture!
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconhusky-21:
Husky-21 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
No problem :)
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I am happy with your result...it is amazing in detail and expression. True craftmanship :-) :clap:
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconjimhill01:
jimhill01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done.
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks man
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eiralleena Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. It looks great to me! I love the immense detail you put into it.
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:iconpencilsessions:
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I usually don't like doing detailed drawings like this, but I did enjoy drawing the horns.
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