Claws, 46” x 66”, oil on canvas. At the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, W 57th St., New York.
“Magnolia’s Zoo” is a style I started in 2007, during my second year in college. It was immediately popular and I received a few commissions for it. Over the years it has gone from random patchworking to more calculated patterning, but it has always been fun. After a college friend asked about it I decided to dig up as many as I could find (on my computer anyways) and show them here.
Each and every one of these is hand-drawn on 11”x14” paper. Animals are roughed out in pencil but all patterning is decided while inking.
More pieces will follow, including my more recent, refined version of the style.
Via Maggie Alerding Art
Iberian Lynxes Resting (By manuellopezrodrigo)
This looks fantastic, and the artist stated that it’s life sized as well.
The Iberian Lynx is a critically endangered species of felids native of Andalusia and the Algarve. According to the conservation group SOS Lynx, if this animal died out, it would be the first feline species to become extinct since prehistoric times.
There are successful breeding programs in the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, and Jaén (Spain), although last studies estimated the number of surviving Iberian lynx to be as few as 300.
Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
Photo: Programa de Conservacion Ex Situ del Lince Iberico :)