Fine art illustration of a Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia.) The illustration is available in black and white or color for immediate download.
The Golden Lion Tamarin was completed on 3.29.2014. This is the second tamarin I’ve drawn (the other being the Cotton-Top, which I had been meaning to draw for many years.) This drawing isn’t as successful as the previous tamarin, and I’m not sure why. Something about the texture of the fur didn’t quite gel, or maybe the pose isn’t interesting enough. I will likely draw the Emperor Tamarin next to finish out the series of three tamarin I was asked to draw by Eden in Australia. The drawing is based on a photo by Ellen van Yperen and was used with permission.