These galleries have about 100 illustrations of reptiles; geckos, lizards, sea turtles, snakes, tortoises and turtles. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. All illustrations are hand drawn in the classical style and expertly rendered. Quality prints signed by the artist made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the reptile 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. All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Reptiles were some of the first animals I started drawing. They were also the first animals that I felt started getting noticed online, especially turtles. The more reptiles I drew, the more people seemed to be interested in the illustrations. As I became more involved with the community, I started doing reptile shows (mostly with http://www.upscalereptiles.com/) in and around the Bay Area. My association with the East Bay Vivarium also encouraged me to draw more reptiles. At this time, I'm approaching nearly 100 different reptiles! I try and complete as many different snakes, chameleons, turtles, lizards and alligators as I can, but if you'd like to suggest a species, I'd be glad to hear it. Please drop me an email!
Reptiles are vertebrates which are characterized by being air breathing, laying eggs with shells, and being covered by scales or scutes. They cannot regulate their blood temperature, and are often referred to as 'cold-blooded.' In order to regulate their body temperature, reptiles must bask in the sun or find another source of heat in order to become active. Also, if they become too warm, they must retreat into a cool place to lower their body temperature. Reptiles are found on all continents except Antarctica. With the class Reptilia there are four orders: Crocodilia (crocodiles, gavials, caimans, and alligators), Sphenodontia (tuataras from New Zealand), Squamata (lizards, snakes, and worm lizards) and Testudines (turtles and tortoises) Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have an aquatic larval stage. Most reptiles lay eggs, but some species do give birth to live offspring. There are more than 6,500 different species of reptile alive today.