Some Piggy Drawings

red river hog sketch

Mrs red river hog

Hi there, how are you?

The first day of Chinese New Year began on 5th February. Fun fact: usually it is held on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. Each year it is symbolised by an animal; this year 2019 is the year of the pig.

two pigs sitting on the grass

Two friends sitting on the grass

I think the Chinese pig is supposed to be a boar but I decided to draw pink farm pigs..

These two little piggy’s were drawn separately on a page. For some reason I had drawn both pigs sitting down and as I looked at the images in the computer I thought they looked like they belonged together on the bank so I took the white background off and sat one pig behind the other, like two friends sitting on the grass.

two pigs sitting separately on a page

Two pigs sitting separately on a page. this is how they originally appeared in my sketchbook.

Here’s another little pink piggy out for a walk.

pig out for a stroll

Little pig out for a stroll

My favourite of all the pigs is the one at the top of the post. She’s a red river hog (the male hogs have small tusks) and we regularly see them at the zoo.

A few years they were a couple of happy hogs enjoying the quiet life, now they have developed into quite the family with two piglets in 2017 and three last year. They’re obviously very happy river hogs.

I love red river hogs ears so much; they start out as pointed elf like ears and the older they get the longer the hairs on the ears grow, amazing!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Till next time, have fun x

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10 thoughts on “Some Piggy Drawings

    • Sunnyfae says:

      Thanks Fay, red river hogs really are strikingly beautiful. They’re probably my favourite pig species. She was walking towards us and looked up just as I took the photo which makes her look a little fierce but they have a very sweet disposition x

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  1. Walks in Watercolor says:

    Oh, I love pigs. Such gentle creatures. You’ve captioned them beautifully. I had an encounter with a wild boar a couple of years ago. Luckily, my dog stood still when I told her to. We waited several minutes before continuing to walk on that path.

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