Fine art illustration of a Purple Striped Jellyfish (Pelagia noctiluca.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Purple-Striped Jellyfish was completed on 2/4/2009. I had received a few requests to draw a jelly (and had done so before for the Field Guide to Ocean Animals) but this was the first time I could draw a species that I was interested in and one I thought would make a strong image. The problem was figuring out how to illustrate a translucent animal using a black medium. The solution was to simply be very light in my use of the animal suggesting form with stipple rather than simply defining it with a hard outline. The drawing is based on a photo by Piotr Poznanski