Fine art illustration of a Columbia Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Columbia Mammoth was completed on 6.24.2012. I tried my hand at some extinct mammals after visiting the LaBrea Tarpits in 2010. I would say I had mixed results, as I usually work from photo and obviously no photos exist of these animals, But with this one I feel I had better success than previous drawings, perhaps because I decided to use for the basis of the rendering of the skin an Asian Elephant. The drawing is based on a foundational sketch by the talented paleoartist Carl Buell.