Pencil Drawing, Acid free board (160gsm) 'Rugged' is an original pencil drawing of a Giant Galápagos tortoise complex or Galápagos giant tortoise complex (Chelonoidis nigra) which are the largest living species of tortoise. Modern Galápagos tortoises can weigh up to 417 kg (919 lb). Today they exist only on two remote archipelagos: the Galápagos 1000 km due west of Ecuador, and Aldabra in the Indian Ocean, 700 km east of Tanzania. This species as a whole is classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. A wholesome expression of an elderly tortoise who seems to have been through the challenges and turmoil that life can bring even in the freedom of the wild. The painting brings-out a ruggedness that is obviously the result of the years gone by in sharp detail. The creator has purposely used a monochrome contrast to communicate the riggers that are created by years gone in this thought-provoking sketch of strength drawn through experience.
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