Wolf Watch Card
Size: 297mm x 150mm
Original Painting Medium: Graphite Pencil
Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Region: Northern hemisphere
My artwork, 'Wolf' Watch, is a pencil portrait. From a rocky outcrop, a lone wolf watches a herd of sheep grazing on the other side of the valley. From his vantage point, the hungry wolf sees a fluffy white 'smorgasbord' - he is hungry and wants to eat but he has a problem. The wolf knows that he has been spotted by the protector of the sheep. Guardian dogs such as the Karakachan and the Maremma sheep dog are reared specifically to protect livestock. Over more recent years these handsome large dogs are being reintroduced to farming communities and are successfully deterring wolf attacks.
My wolf drawing was produced for the book, 'A New Era for Wolves and People' by Dr. Marco Musiani.