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Silverback Gorilla Pencil Drawing Fine Art Print ‘Father Figure’


‘Father Figure’ Printed from a Drawing by Kevin Hayler

232mm x 277mm (10 7/8″ x 9 1/8″)

What on earth do you buy Dad? How about a Silverback? A gentle giant, hairy, and with a nasty habit of breaking wind, Dad will love this Gorilla. It’s one for the office, the man-shed, and the ape-man in your bedroom.

Kevin says: “This is a wild silverback mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda where we found him relaxing with his family. I could see 15 from where I was standing including a newborn yet to be officially named. We had one hour and it was gone in the click of your fingers”


A Fine Art Wildlife Drawing by Kevin Hayler

This is a signed open edition fine art print of a silverback gorilla and is reproduced from my original pencil drawing.

I am pleased to offer you this fine art pencil study of a wild silverback mountain gorilla. It’s composed and created using strictly my own references and is the culmination of over 40 hours work

The art of my work is in the detail, every hair, fold of skin, every glint in the eye, must be perfect. It’s hard work but I’m getting there, so far it’s only taken me 40 years!

I push realistic drawing to the limits but that alone is not enough, the picture needs more:

  • The composition must work
  • Have a sense of movement
  • And atmosphere

but most importantly of all – the subject must have personality.

I endeavor to bring all these things together in every drawing so that my love for animal life and the natural world shines through.

All this means nothing if the work is not presented properly, so my promise to you is this:

1 – You will receive a premium hand signed lithographic print,
2 – I use fade-proof inks printed on 300 gms heavyweight paper,
3 – Your print will fit easily into an inexpensive ready-made frame.

After spending all my adult life drawing and developing my skills and over 20 years working full-time as a wildlife artist you can be assured that I know what I’m doing and your purchase is risk-free.


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Payment: I accept Paypal and Credit Cards

Shipping: I aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of receipt of payment. All deliveries to the UK are sent by standard Royal Mail. Special deliveries can be arranged on request. I offer combined postage discounts.

Please Note: Due to a dramatic price hike in costs I am not sending prints outside of the UK for the time being. I am very sorry about this. 

Packaging: Open edition prints are supplied in a 2 1/2″ (60cm) diameter postal tube and limited edition prints are supplied in a 3″ (75cm) diameter postal tube. All my prints are pre-wrapped in polythene to guard against dampness in transit.

Returns Policy: I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. I am confident that the quality of my prints will far exceed your expectations but should you decide to return your purchase within 14 days of receipt I will refund your money in full.