My title says it all! Orangutans, in my opinion, are awesome. All creatures great and small are awesome, but Orangutans, for some reason, I just love.
I reckon its coz they are orange. Bright orange! And kinda furry too. They look so cuddly and orangy and cute. Ive not seen anything so orange in nature since highland cows.
Speaking of orange, why would nature evolve an orange animal? Seems strange!
The name orangutan derives from the Malay language and means "man of the forest". My girlfriend told me that one.
I dont think my painting does them justice - they are much cuter in real life, AND much more intelligent than this portrays hahaha. But hey, she is a cartoon orangutan, she can get away wi it.
While I was in Malaysia I was very lucky. It has been my dream to come face to face with a real orangutan for years - and one day, by a stroke of luck, there was a female orangutan and a keeper in an animal park, waiting for people to have their photo taken with her. Needless to say, I did. Much to the embarrassment of my girlfriend.
I am the one on the right. I am glad she had a good keeper, and looked happy and well looked after.
Anyhoo. Aye. I painted an orangutan. Photoshop. I dinnae ken how long it took, maybe 3 or 4 hours.