This was one of those must paint as soon as I saw the photo reference.
I am so saddened by the badger culls that have taken place all over the country this past few years. It`s just madness, we will lose our beautiful wildlife if it doesn`t stop. To me, it`s as if this badger is saying `Am begging you, stop the cull`.
Painted in hard/soft pastels on velour paper
With special thanks to Gill Merritt for the superb photo reference I worked from

Date: 26/11/2019