Simply said, he is royalty.
The stunning markings and regal carriage of Sable Antelope have always set them apart. My first sighting of Sables in the wild was in Kommetjieshoek, South Africa where the wary herd had melted back into the brush as quickly as we saw each other.
Controlling the impulse to immediately follow them into the bush, my patience was finally rewarded as they re-emerged into a clearing and gradually settled down to graze. Only allowing me to sketch them from a distance, it was not until a recent invitation to the renowned Star S Ranch in the Texas Hill Country that I was finally able to add the necessary details for this piece.