natural history illustration

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Finally arriving at the rough finish stage for the fourth year bald eagle illustration I’ve been working on for ages now… (SHAME!) Just waiting for feedback, and continuing to render some foreground plants hooooo boy.

Tablet brush settings are working a little better now, so let’s hope I can make some final progress before it decides to stop playing nice!

Sure, I’ll share this screenshot here, since I’m finally approaching the end of the road. Just waiting for any final feedback on the eagle; also going to throw in a couple minor tweaks here and there and slap a border down.

It’s been one hell of an adventure. And after all these months, digital media still remains elusive to my primitive brain. I’m pleased to say I’ve managed all the same, though!

Crocodile d’Amerique (Fig 1) et Lacerta Heliaca (Fig 2)

[Now American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Mexican spinytail iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata)]

Albertus Seba seems to have been an originator of the 18th-century style of the funky curly reptilian tails in order to show both their dorsal and frontal patterns. He certainly imparted some great style to other parts of his illustrations, as well.

Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam. Tome I. Albertus Seba, 1734.