D is for Dhole. Dholes are a canid (dog) species that live in Asia. They hunt in packs during the day and dine mainly on hoofed mammals. The pups always eat first. At last estimate, there were fewer than 2,500 adults left in the wild. Watercolor, ink, and paint pen on hot press cotton paper, 8″ x 10″.
Work in progress on Dholes. I saw a documentary on these wild doggies of India tonight, and they are freaking adorable. These two are hunting as part of a pack of 8. Initial sketch on left. 8″ x 10″ ink outline on right, ready for the first watercolor wash tomorrow.