Accurate illustrations of various species of mammals native to Europe; Caribou, Polar Bear, Red Fox, Badger, Red and Fallow Deer, Hedgehog, Elk, Field Mouse and Wild Boar. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Most illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the animal you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist. Most drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The animal drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
At some point I knew I would have to break down the mammals in this large library of images into regional groups. Even though many of these animals have been introduced (accidentally or intentionally) into areas like North America or overlap regions like Polar Bears do - so I grouped them as such. When I drew the European Hedgehog I knew I finally had to create this page. Although I tend to think of Europe as mostly paved over and few places where large mammals can still survive, there are enough areas - especially in the eastern and northern parts - for large mammals such as bear, moose, caribou, wolf and others to survive. As well as other mammals like deer, fox and others that have adapted to living in areas forever changed by humans. I'll likely be adding more European mammals here soon, but if you would like suggest a species or get information about having a custom illustration done please send me an email.
European mammals are a collection of warm-blooded animals found in the areas of the island nations of Europe (England, Iceland, etc) along with the western nations (France, Spain, Germany to Scandinavia in the north and the eastern nations of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, etc) The mammals are found in a variety of environment like mountains, forests, dry scrubby areas, open fields, farmlands, urban areas and even cities. While most of the mammals have been extirpated from much of the region, in remote areas large mammals such as moose (called elk in Europe) bears and wolfs manage to survive sometimes alongside humans. While some populations are stable, recent studies by the World Conservation Union have shown that as many as 1 in 6 European mammals are faced with extinction; 27% show declining numbers with only 8% showing increasing numbers. One bright spot is that the European Bison and Alpine Ibex both have been brought back from the brink of extinction. Programs have been initiated by the European Union in order to try and reverse the trend of extinction.