Hello all, I hope you’re well!
I wanted to share a new print which i have been working on over the week. I have always loved organising and putting things into categories so over the past few months I have been researching into animal classifications to make better sense of how one species relates to another. This began with my recent whale collection print as I wanted to find out how the whales I had illustrated were linked biologically. Although the whales which I drew for this print are only vaguely linkied with one another as they are all whales, as oppose to them all being from the same genus or family, this print was the starting point for this series.
I had wanted to draw a tortoise species for a while so when I found a tortoise order with only who species I knew that this was the illustration I wanted to start with for this more scientific organisation on animals. The Astrochelys order includes the radiated and ploughshare tortoises which are both critically endangered and found primarily in Madagascar.
There are certain well known animal families which I would really love to illustrate for this series (the great Apes and Ursidae (bears) for example) but if there are any specific families or genus groups which you would like to see me illustrate please do leave a comment to let me know as it’d be great to draw some lesser known species too.
Thank you so much for reading and I’d love to hear what you think of this series :)