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Week one-fourty-nine of Operation Graphite – theme: Pachyderm.


The great pachyderms inspire a sense of awe and wonder, especially for westerners. These massive beasts are the largest land mammals on Earth at the moment. Natively residing only in Africa, and Asia, these creatures not only invoke exotic places, but power and danger. The hippopotamus is responsible for more human deaths per year than lions in Africa. But none of those deaths compare to the horrible slaughter of creatures at the hand of poachers, hunting rhino horns and elephant ivory. These beautiful beasts could soon be wiped out because of this disgusting black market trade.

Contributing Pachyderms:

Sethomatik – Elephant

Shock – Rhino

The theme selected for week one-fourty-nine of Operation Graphite will be: Pachyderm.


The thick (pachy) skin (derm) of elephants, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses once placed these animals in the [now defunct] category of, Pachyderm. Even though the true taxonomy of these animas is much different than how they were once classified, the term is still used to describe these huge, thick skinned herbivores.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Pachyderm.

All art work is due on Thursday, 1.8.14 Submissions will be published the following Friday, 1.9.15.