I created this work based on the rhinoceros which "Albrecht Durer" drew in 1515.
"Durer, never actually saw a live rhino and based his drawing on a brief sketch and a letter.
The rhino that inspired Durer's drawing was given by an Indian sultan to King Manuel of Portugal in 1515.
the Portuguese king sent the rhino as a gift to the pope.
However, the ship carrying the rhino sank in a storm and the unfortunate rhino was drowned."
( Quotation from "A History of the World")
The composition that divided top and bottom was made as a result of adding the
gravity of the death to the rhino of the hung machine.
Modeled and rendered with Shade.
Composition and tonal correction with Photoshop.
For reference Albrecht Durer's Rhinoceros.[link]