Fine art illustration of a Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Western Skink was completed on 3.30.2011. I had been meaning to draw a skink for some time, but was unsure of the species. I decided to go with a local one that I’d seen in Northern California. Usually I only draw adults, but because the juvenile skinks have that distinctive and lovely colored blue tail (which fades into brown as they grow) I opted for a sub-adult. The drawing is based on a photo by Alice Abela.