Zebra Foal by Nigel Nicholls

Knowing a Zebra by Its Stripes by Alison Nicholls.

Having spent many hours sketching Burchell’s Zebra (as they are generally known in southern Africa) or Plains Zebra (as they are known in East Africa), I am familiar with the complicated pattern of their stripes. They fall straight down the neck and shoulder, dividing around the front legs and becoming horizontal on both front and back legs.…

Ruaha Elephant by Nigel Nicholls © 2011

How Tall is an Elephant? by Alison Nicholls

How tall is an elephant? Well that depends. This elephant bull realized he couldn’t reach what he wanted to eat, so he carefully looked around for a spot where the rocks were flat enough for him to stand on. Then he managed to grab a trunkful. So how tall was this elephant when he was standing on the rock? Just tall…

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If Artists Ran the World… by Alison Nicholls

What if Artists really did Run the World? Here are some changes I think you might see. Please let me know what I missed! 1.Being caught with clean fingernails would be a social disgrace. 2.There would be a free supply of non-habit forming, healthy tablets (tasting like your favorite chocolate) to treat self-doubt. 3.Bubble-wrap, foamcore and duct-tape would be…

Howling Wolf sketch by Alison Nicholls

Learn to Sketch Wolves with Alison Nicholls!

Recommended for adults and children aged 13+. Date: May 18, 2014 Time: 9AM-12PM Fee: $70/person Register Here Join me for a unique workshop at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York! We will start the morning with a brief discussion about my Conservation Sketching Expeditions and how I use art to support conservation projects like the Painted Dog Conservation…