A small painting I`ve just finished based on a drawing I did lately of the biologist Johann Baptist von Spix holding the first ever collected Spix macaw , a species discovered by him in Brazil in 1819 and has been named after him. This stuffed bird still exists in the Bavarian Zoological society in Munich. Acrylics on paper
..The Thylacine is a legendary species which lived in Australia and Tasmania and seems that is already extinct, since there is no credible evidence that the animal still exist for decades now. Attached, my efforts to depict the animal, starting with the initial pencil drawing , and showing the process step by step to the finished pen drawing. Eventually , I noticed several mistakes on his anatomy, decided to revise the image, started a couple of watercolours, and managed to complete at least one . Forgot to mention that videos taken in Hobart zoo( Tasmania) in the 30`s of last century have been a great help while creating my image.