‘Texas Horned Lizard’ is from a series of charcoal endangered wildlife drawings. Violet uses an intricate technique on a large scale focusing especially on her subject’s innate characters. Here she captures the minute intricacies that make up this charming yet impressive lizard.
Violet was drawn to this lizard in particular due to its only reaching 69mm long and its ability to squirt an aimed stream of blood from their eyes for up to 1.5 meters to defend themselves.
The Texas Horned Lizard is affectionately known as ‘Horny Toad’ and the Native American people regard them as sacred. Sadly the species is in decline due to overuse of pesticides.
Description: charcoal drawing
Size: 85cm x 75cm