The Extinct Sketches
This is a recently completed series I drew that was inspired by scientific drawings and studies done in the late 1800s of exotic animals. Strange and endangered/extinct animals have always fascinated me, and I felt it fair to do a tribute to them by creating drawings dedicated to the beauty and peculiarity some of these animals possessed.
One artist in particular—Ernst Haeckel—stood high as a source of inspiration for this series. Haeckel was a remarkably talented and dedicated German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who painstakingly used color and lines to represent every portion of various organisms. His dedication inspired me to create my own tribute to these beautiful animals, many of which are no long living on this planet.