Fine art illustration of a Jefferson’s Ground Sloth (Megalonyx jeffersonii.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Jefferson’s Ground Sloth was completed on 6.8.2012. I hadn’t drawn an extinct mammal for about two years, but the fact that the state of West Virginia chose this animal as their state fossil meant that if I was to complete the 50 State Project I’d have to render one. Luckily, with the great help of my friend Carl Buell (a fantastic paleoartist who provided the foundational sketch for this drawing) I was able to complete an illustration of one.