Fine art illustration of a Sheep Crab (Loxorhynchus grandis.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Sheep Crab was completed on 3.24.2012. I’ve encountered these bizarre looking crustaceans while diving off the coast in Monterey, California. I can’t say that when I fist saw one I really considered drawing one. But as I’ve added more and more animals native to the Pacific kelp forests I’ve taken another look at some of the more common animals you normally encounter. Additionally the anatomy and exoskeletons of crustaceans really lend themselves well to this style of illustration. The drawing is based on a photo by Brenna Green.