DescriptionOriginally for the Totem Cards Project, a limited-edition card set, here is my card for the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus).I went back to my usual style (symbolic and stylized) and my favorite painting materials (gouache on watercolor paper) for this. I love to paint skulls, so I added one in, to symbolize the fact that it is considered extinct (though I secretly hope there are some hidden and alive somewhere out there). The eyes are empty for that reason, tooI looked up hundreds of references for the thylacine, and did it in my own way (with a little bit of artistic license). It was a lot of fun to do all that research, as well as paint these creatures, especially since I've always been fascinated by them.It's mostly gouache on Strathmore watercolor paper, with a bit of pencil and Micron pen. Slight touchups in Photoshop.
S. M. Bittler, New York Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I'm a full-time graphic designer / illustrator by trade, though I draw for myself and others when I can. I love to include elements and symbolism from various cultures in my art.