Fine art illustration of a Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Nile Crocodile was completed on 12.29.2010. Crocs can be tricky subjects, considering the anatomy of most reptiles are very conducive to the style I draw (save for snakes!) Getting the patchwork like scales that follow the contours of the body to ‘set’ right is a challenge. But once the foundation is in place, laying the tinting over the ink is a lot of fun. The drawing is based on a photo by Tim Randall.