"African Painted Dog". What inspired me to draw/ paint this beautiful creature in Scratchboard and limited ink is that the simplicity of line drawing, which captured the soul of the dog, ensuring the magic of the animals is not lost. The African Painted Dog is now critically endangered, are some of Africa's lesser known animals and certainly very misunderstood. They are only found in the South & East of Africa which is a sad as once they roamed most of Africa. This creature lives in an Open Range Zoo in Melbourne Australia - far from her home, the pack lives as naturally as they can in this zoo. Scratchboard and limited ink 16x20inch by Jan Lowe.