There are thousands of different species of animals created by Mother Nature. Man, with his ever inquisitive mind, has always had an eye for animals outside his own kind. Ancient caves show drawings of mammoths and other kinds of prehistoric animals. The invention of the camera led to billions of stills of almost all kinds of animal species known to us. Another way to portray the wild life is illustration. Therese Larsson from Stockholm, Sweden, has taken this path.
In her project titled “Silly Beast Illustration” Therese has used illustrations to portray various wild animals. The beauty of illustration is that it is free of modern designing softwares and can recreate an artist’s true feelings on paper. Therese’s project gives us a peek at some illustrated wild animals as she sees them.
Owls have always been considered ominous. However, Therese created a baby owl that is so cute, fluffy and adorable that you will definitely want to cuddle up with it. A wolf has a mysterious history and is associated with many legends. Therese’s work includes multiple illustrations of wolves for us to behold and admire. A raccoon is not very common around the world, neither has it been shown as much interest as many other animals. Therese has created a very detailed illustration of a raccoon on a tree branch, with magnificent use of colors to highlight the animal against the ambience.
A bulldog is a very famous animal, and can be really wild at times. Therese adds a touch of humor to the illustration of a bulldog by showing it upside down, as if jumping in air and summer saulting in joy. A sly fox also makes it to Therese’s project.
Therese’s project, though based on the very common subject of animal pictures, has its own set of uniqueness. The fact that she sketched and illustrated them rather than just using a camera reveals her talent as an artist.