It is time to show you the artwork that I created for Illustraciencia, International Award on Scientific Illustration.
I personally adore the idea of this contest; nature is an infinite source of inspiration (there is so much to draw, indeed)! That’s why I decided to participate once again.
Last year my artwork “South American redtail catfish” became one of the 40 finalists. I was so excited that just couldn’t believe my eyes! So many skilled and experienced artists sent their illustrations to this contest, and being one of the selected is a great honor.
But let’s have a look at this year’s artwork 🙂
It all starts with an idea; I was choosing among different options and making a final decision wasn’t easy. “Should I draw a toad?” I asked myself. “Or should it be a squirrel or a hedgehog?”
It is like a whirlpool: one you conceived to create something, you have so many luring paths waiting for you.
Finally, I settled on the lizard concept because these animals are amazingly textured. It is a pure joy to draw all these small and big scales with a whimsical pattern!
So let me introduce you Furcifer verrucosus, also known as the warty chameleon 😀
The Process Of Creating
Below is a story of transforming an idea into a real tangible drawing and then – a digital illustration.