Fine art illustration of a Giant Chinese Salamander (Andrias davidianus). The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Giant Chinese Salamander was completed on 1.30.2015. I saw one of these amazing amphibians many years ago at the California Academy of Sciences. I’m not sure if it’s still around as it moved to Golden Gate Park several years ago. I had wanted to draw this animals for a long time, but was unsure of how the pose should look. I thought a full body side angle might be visually interesting, so I came up with this drawing. Although I think they’re more commonly gray, there are some lighter orange morphs that I thought might make for better contrast with the background.