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Uploaded: September 7, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 7, 2010
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Who here knows what a rocky mountain bighorn sheep is? If you now what this animal is, strap on those pencils to your hands because I will be giving you a lesson on one of these animals right now. Bighorn sheep are also called rams, and they are the animals that are famous for hitting heads as they fight to determine who is leader, or to win a mate. When rams fight, their crashing horns can be heard miles away because when they run to each other, they are running at speeds of up to twenty miles per hour. I know what you must be saying, “how is it that they don’t hurt themselves"? The ram has an incredibly hard, and thick skull that prevents any damage or serious injury. Females also have horns, but theirs is much smaller, and less prominent. Did you know that when two rams are fighting they can go at it for two hours or more? It’s true, depending on how stubborn or determined a ram is, they will continue fighting until one of them decides to give up and walk away. The winner is obviously seen as the dominate male, and because of this he will also win the mate. If you look at pictures of one of these animals, you will see that their large horns are pretty impressive. So impressive in fact, the horns themselves weigh up to thirty pounds. Now that is pretty wild. So, where you can get front row seats to hear the crashing thunder of two rams fighting? Well, I won’t go looking for rams in battle, but if you want to know where they can be found that’s easy. The ram can be found in places like Canada, all the way to New Mexico. Remember, they live on mountains, which means they will be a lot harder to spot. You see, because rams inhabit the mountains they have balance like you wouldn’t believe. They also have hooves that have a split toe, and this helps them keep their balance. Also, the bottom of each hoof is rough, and because of this, it provides these animals with incredible grip so they don’t go sliding down the mountain side. Along with all these amazing qualities, they also have amazing eye site. This means that they will probably see you before you spot them. If you’re asking if these animals are related to sheep, I would have to say yes and no. They are closer to the goat then anything else. The size and lifespan for a ram can range between five and six feet, and they can weigh between one hundred, to almost three hundred pounds. Because of their size they only get to live to about fifteen years old. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that these are amazing animals, and that is why I wanted to make a tutorial on "how to draw a ram", step by step. I think you will have fun with this lesson because I drew the fella in a battle stance. Well, that does it for me and for the rest of my drawing day. I hope you enjoyed the time you spent here today. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what else I have up my sleeve. Peace out people!

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