Fine art illustration of a California Newt (Taricha torosa.)
The California Newt was completed on 2/16/2009. The drawing was done during a storm, and I was thinking about the newts who would be moving from the forests into the seasonal ponds and streams to mate. I always enjoy seeing these charming amphibians when hiking in the hills of the Bay Area. The drawing is based on an image by wildlife photographer Pierson Hill.