Babirusa

Works on Paper

Finalist

Pencil on paper

29 x 42cm

Babirusa, a vulnerable Wallacea endemic, is one of most bizarre mammals. The upper canines of this special ‘pig’, which are fragile, penetrate the top of the snout. The skin is rough, wrinkled, bristly, and almost hairless. The skin textures make it wonderful subject for pencil.

by Ji Qiu