Fine art illustration of an American Mastodon (Mammut americanum.) The illustration is available in black and white or color for immediate download.
The American Mastodon was completed on 6.18.2010. It is one of the first extinct animals I’d ever drawn. In general, there’s a odd freedom when drawing extinct animals, because there’s no real consensus on what their fur, skin or coloration might have been. Although the anatomy is pretty much set. The drawing is based on a foundational sketch by the talented paleoartist Carl Buell.