A Horse wrapped Zebra :: © 2009 Sriparna Ghosh

A Horse wrapped Zebra.

I consider Zebras to be graphically spectacular creatures.  To me a zebra is a horse wrapped with a ribbon.

So when I started making this illustration, a problem came about when I had to choose a color, for both the horse and the ribbon to wrap it in. There was no clear word on whether the stripes are black or white. Hence there was no way to decide the colour of the horse in question.

So, my Hobra here has both.

Initially, the theme for this illustration was to be ambiguous about the colours, as it is not clear here whether this animal has white stripes or black. But later on after some more research I came about this following information on Wikipedia which clearly states that the stripes are in fact white.

{It was previously believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes since some zebras have white underbellies. However embryological evidence shows that the animal’s background color is dark and the white stripes and bellies are additions.}

This artwork was made as a submission to the weekly illustration challenge at illustration friday