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Desert Animals Line Art & Full Color Illustration

Highly detailed desert wildlife illustrations of original pen and ink drawings

Argus Monitor
Art Illustration

argus monitor full color and lineart illustration

Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Art Illustration

black-tailed jackrabbit fine art illustration

Burrowing Owl
Art Illustration

Burrowing Owl pen and ink illustration

Cactus Wren
Art Illustration

cactus wren pen and ink illustration

California Condor
Art Illustration

fine art drawing of a california condor

California Kangaroo Rat
Art Illustration

california kangaroo rat pen and ink illustration

California Quail
Art Illustration

california quail pen and ink illustration

Art Illustration

chuckwalla lizard pen and ink illustration

Collared Lizard
Art Illustration

Collared pen and ink illustration

Collared Peccary
Art Illustration

collared peccary illustration

Art Illustration

coyote pen and ink illustration

Desert Banded Gecko
Art Illustration

desert banded gecko pen and ink Illustration

Desert Bighorn
Art Illustration

Big Horn Ram pen and ink illustration

Desert Cottontail
Art Illustration

desert cottontail fine art illustration

Desert Iguana
Art Illustration

desert iguana pen and ink illustration

Death Valley Pupfish
Art Illustration

Death Valley Pupfish line art and full color illustration

Desert Tortoise
Art Illustration

Desert Tortoise pen and ink illustration

Gila Monster
Art Illustration

Gila Monster pen and ink illustration

Harris Hawk
Art Illustration

harris hawk pen and ink illustration

Mexican Beaded Lizard
Art Illustration

Mexican Beaded Lizard pen and ink illustration

Mex Red-Kneed Tarantula
Art Illustration

Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula pen and ink illustration

Mountain Lion
Art Illustration

Mountain Lion pen and ink illustration

No. Pacific Rattlesnake
Art Illustration

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake pen and ink illustration

Red Racer Snake
Art Illustration

red racer snake pen and ink illustration

Art Illustration

roadrunner pen and ink illustration

Texas Earless Lizard
Art Illustration

Texas Earless Lizard pen and ink illustration

Texas Horned Lizard
Art Illustration

Texas Horned Lizard pen and ink illustration

Texas Tortoise
Art Illustration

texas tortoise pen and ink illustration

W. D'back Rattlesnake
Art Illustration

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake pen and ink illustration

Western Spadefoot Toad
Art Illustration

western spadefoot toad pen and ink illustration

Artist's notes:

illustrations of the animals of the desertIn 1991, I made my first trip to the desert. It was near the town of Safford, Arizona. The desert began at the end of the street where my brother and his wife lived. I spent many hours wandering around, watching the animals scurry for cover as I passed. I was amazed, because it was such a stark contrast to the green verdant forests of my home state of Minnesota. Whereas the forest hid everything from view, in the open terrain of the desert, life seemed open and exposed. From that day on, I would return again and again to the desert, to wander among the sage and Palo Verde trees, to to flip rocks over looking for reptiles and scorpions. So it was only natural when I began as a scientific illustrator one subject of special interest would be the animals of the desert. I'll probably be adding more images to this gallery soon, but if you have a specific desert animal you'd like to see or would like information on having a custom drawing done please send me an email.

Information about Desert Animals:

Deserts are defined as areas that receive less than 10 inches of precipitation per year. They cover about 1/5 or 20% of the land on earth. There are cold deserts and hot (the Gobi Desert in Asia is an example of a cold desert, whereas the Sahara in Africa is a hot one.) The animals that live in them are specially adapted to the harsh conditions found in these dry and hot places. All manners of animals can be found in deserts; amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, birds and even fish have evolved to meet the various challenges. Some animals, like camels, have adapted to be able to go many days without water. Other animals, like reptiles have evolved ingenious ways of procuring water, like the thorny devil in Australia, that can absorb water directly through it's skin. Some animals in the desert are able to avoid the heat of the desert by only being active at night, like bats, snakes, foxes and some rodents. Other animals, such as the Spadefoot Toad, spends much of it's life burrowed underground, and emerge rarely, usually only during the rainy season when large deluges of water flood areas of the desert.

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