Using Talens inks as a backdrop, I place them randomly down on watercolour paper then using carbon paper. I draw over the top with my enlarged drawing so as not to mark the surface too much. I then map in the animals with black and white gouache. Great fun doing these and you can really let your imagination get carried away.
Zebras evolved among the Old World horses within the last 4 million years. It has been suggested that zebras are paraphyletic and that striped equids evolved more than once. Extensive stripes are posited to have been of little use to equids that live in low densities in deserts (like asses and some horses) or ones that live in colder climates with shaggy coats and annual shading (like some horses). However, molecular evidence supports zebras as a monophyletic lineage. The zebra has between 32 and 46 chromosomes, depending on the species.