Here's a new addition to the Endangered Kingdom series (unfortunately), which is the giraffe. This particular piece was made as a commission for a friend, and this time the crown takes on a more personal significance. Still, the flowers work well, so I made a scan of only part of what is a much larger piece - 16" x 12", as opposed to the usual 12" x 9". What I cropped out was mostly a lot of neck, and some surrounding space. While I'm looking forward to getting back to working on abstracts in January, I truly enjoyed returning to this style once again, after a somewhat long hiatus.