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Seeing Double by Heatherzart Seeing Double by Heatherzart
16" x 20"
Scratchboard and Ink

These are Grevy's Zebras that live in the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona. It's a privately run zoo that offers some really interesting adventures including feeding a giraffe carrots from your mouth and watching the 'Predator Feed' where they toss whole chickens (not live) into the cat enclosures. The one thing they do NOT let you do is get anywhere near the zebras. These two followed our bus (with no windows!) on the safari and tried their best to look sweet and horse-like but the large photo at the front of the bus showing a zebra bearing it's big teeth was a constant reminder not to be fooled by them. I thought this picture captured their dual nature perfectly.
These are Grevy's Zebras that live in the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona. It's a privately run zoo that offers some really interesting adventures including feeding a giraffe carrots from your mouth and watching the 'Predator Feed' where they toss whole chickens (not live) into the cat enclosures. The one thing they do NOT let you do is get anywhere near the zebras. These two followed our bus (with no windows!) on the safari and tried their best to look sweet and horse-like but the large photo at the front of the bus showing a zebra bearing it's big teeth was a constant reminder not to be fooled by them. I thought this picture captured their dual nature perfectly.


Thanks so much for the DD! I honestly didn't expect it with this one since it's my least favorite and the file was pretty bad but I'm very grateful none the less. Your support means a lot! Here is the new file, the detail is much better.
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Given 2012-06-18
An incredible scratchboard piece, you can almost feel the texture of the zebras fur in this work of art just by looking at it. Zebras by *Heatherzart ( Featured by Astralseed )
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AMBOUGATSOS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works of art are so stunning and so beautiful, you have a really amazing talent :D
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I love this one!!! :clap:
Congrats to the DD! :clap:
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply phenomenal!
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KitsuneShinra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Photographer
That moment you realize this is not a photograph. Holy jesus this is amazing!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Breath taking details! it looks so much like a photo.
Incredible work! :heart:
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
w0w, great work, love it!! :clap:
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SkyeyArgamak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
they're so resentful
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are amazing. I love scratchboard, its so fun :) It forces you to make bold moves
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TinasArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
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:iconnox149::iconnox150::iconnox140: I feature you in my Journal ;) hope you don't mind :dance:
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rasberry6 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing Heather! I think its my fav of yours.. really wonderful
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addisonphill Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it a photo or a drawing?
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] This link should work, sorry
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconmesmerizing-animals: Your artwork has been featured in our June Feature for the theme "Wildlife":[link]
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almostanartist-91 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
This is incredible but they look so sad :(
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Yukyona-G-R Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beautiful and great!!!

good job! :)
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing Detail !! Well done ! :)
Congrats on the DD !!! :clap:
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queenofdogs Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
O_O This is amazing. This does not look like traditional art; it's so good!
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It's definitely traditional - it took forever
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queenofdogs Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I can tell. I thought it was a photo/digital art first time I saw it. It must have taken a lot of work.
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Epona-Eternal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really thought this was a photo. Beautiful! I think you captured an very sad expression in their eyes which most zebra on the plain will have and the muzzes have such brilliant detail. Great job!
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I loved the picture mostly because of their hairy muzzles and the one showing his teeth.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I like it! Congratulations on the DD. :)
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
My pleasure! :)
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Ashurana Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy wow, this is stunning! I really thought that this was a photograph xD
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, lol
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Scratchboard tends to look very photorealistic when done correctly. And this is so good that it looks like a master oil painting!
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you- certain subjects work better than others. I doubt I'll be doing any more zebras for a while, it was difficult doing the super short smooth hair!
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Black-Sis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is sick-scratchboard!? Seriously? This is amazing! Now I feel bad about my zebra scratchboard, very talented you are!
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Photos-By-Michelle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
OMG this is so incredible !!! congrats on the DD :clap:
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Pearl-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thought that this was a photo (...is it?)
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osagelady Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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RogarinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
dude if you didn't say so I would have totally said that this was a photograph. Awesome job. I envy your mad skills
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TipsyTeacup Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the perfect medium for this..! <3 Very nice!
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
That's beautiful work! :thumbsup:
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skyfireJax Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I really thought that this was a photo, until I got REALLY close up! Now I can see it has more detail and depth than a photo! Genius!!!
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TheNeverEndingPit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Artist
thisis really beautiful and i just love the detail on it. this picture is truly captivating.
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DarkPrognosticus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe this is scratchboard, wow
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ninjaunicorna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This piece is simply amazing . You capture the expressions in a rather lovely way and it's just so realistic . When I first glanced I thought " oh, what a lovely photo" then I looked a little closer and was blown away . I love it<3
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HOWOLINGLEGEND Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
this isent real O.O
man your good

and congratz on your DD
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KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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acrtl1000s Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This is fantastic. Scratchboard is a fun medium. Haven't used one since high school and this just blew my mind apart. Absolutely awesome. You should call it "Black With White Stripes" jk
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow..Beautiful job..:)
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MilkshakeAngelz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
It looks so real :D
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idonthateyouboy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god this is absolutely stunning
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zwammy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
It's true we're our own worst critic - but really, it looks awesome.
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Canookian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I...hmm...

It's-no...

I don't even know how to words at this.

I'll use "gorgeous" as a highly incompetent place-holder for the proper descriptive word of praise that belongs here.
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February 29, 2012
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Date Taken
Nov 1, 2012, 6:06:36 PM
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