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Shark and Ray Line Art & Full Color Illustration

Highly detailed B&W line art and color shark and ray fine art prints made from original drawings

illustrations of sharks and raysAccurate drawings of various species of sharks and ray; Great White Shark, Tiger Shark, Manta Ray, reef sharks, hammerheads, Nurse Shark, Whale Shark and other types of cartilaginous fish. 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 shark or ray 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.

The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.

Basking Shark
Art Illustration
Basking Shark fine art illustration
Bat Ray
Art Illustration
bat ray fine art illustration
Black-Tipped Reef Shark
Art Illustration
black-tipped reef shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Blotched Fantail Ray
Art Illustration
Blotched Fantail ray fine art illustration
Blue Spotted Ray
Art Illustration
blue spotted ray fine art illustration
Bowmouth Guitarfish
Art Illustration
Bowmouth Guitarfish fine art illustration
California Horn Shark
Art Illustration
California Horn shark pen and ink and full color illustration
California Swell Shark
Art Illustration
California Swell shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Great Hammerhead Shark
Art Illustration
Great Hammerhead Shark fine art illustration
Great White Shark
Art Illustration
Great White Shark fine art illustration
Lemon Shark
Art Illustration
lemon shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Leopard Ray
Art Illustration
leopard ray fine art illustration
Leopard Shark
Art Illustration
leopard shark fine art illustration
Manta Ray
Art Illustration
manta ray fine art illustration
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Art Illustration
Oceanic Whitetip shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Sand Tiger Shark
Art Illustration
sand tiger shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Scalloped Hammerhead
Art Illustration
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark fine art illustration
Silvertip Reef Shark
Art Illustration
silvertip reef shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Southern Stingray
Art Illustration
southern stingray fine art illustration
Spotted Eagle Ray
Art Illustration
spotted eagle ray fine art illustration
Tiger Shark
Art Illustration
tiger shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Torpedo Ray
Art Illustration
torpedo ray fine art illustration
Whale Shark
Art Illustration
whale shark fine art illustration
Whitetip Reef Shark
Art Illustration
Whitetip Reef shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Zebra Shark
Art Illustration
zebra shark pen and ink and full color illustration
Artist's notes:

black-tipped reef shark pen and ink and full color illustrationThe mystery of sharks is probably what drives a lot of my enthusiasm for illustrating them. Something about their design - so perfectly sculpted by evolution - and of course the primal fear we all have of them, as no other animal in the ocean can cause such fear and dread. Another key element is the amazing diversity and size of the shark, from harmless diminutive sharks that prowl the sea bottoms, to the open ocean hunters like the Great White and to the massive, but benign, Whale Shark. Rays too, ever since I encounter a small school of them in the waters off Hawaii, have held a fascination with me for many years. I add a new shark or ray every few months, and at the moment I don't have any immediate plans to draw anything to add to the image galleries. But if you have a suggestions I'd like to hear it. Please email me!

Information about Sharks:

Sharks are a predatory fish that can be encountered in nearly every part of the world's oceans. These members of the class Chondrichthyes do not have bones, but rather have cartilaginous skeletons in their streamline bodies. Their teeth therefore are embedded in the gums, and over the course of a lifetime are replaced over and over. They are an ancient species and can be traced back about 420 million years ago. There are about 440 different species of sharks alive today, the smallest being the dwarf laternshark (about 7 inches long) and the massive whale shark which can grow to an astonishing 40 feet. Most sharks are exclusively saltwater although occasionally some species can venture into freshwater or brackish water. There is a famous incident in 1926 in which a Great White Shark, for reasons unknown, heading upstream many miles into a river in New Jersey where it attacked and killed a number of humans. But the vast majority of sharks pose little or no threat to humans. Sharks have an excellent sense of smell. Some species are able to detect blood in as little as one part per million in seawater.

Information about Rays:

Rays and skates belong to the superorder of Batoidea, which includes the following orders: Torpediniformes, Pristiformes, Rajiformes and Myliobatiformes. They are very closely related to sharks, with more than 500 different species living today. Both rays and skates have flat bodies and are cartilaginous - which mean they have no bones. Their gill slits are are under their pectoral fins on the underside of the fish and the eyes are on the top. Most batoids are found on the sea floor and in several different geographical regions such as coastal waters, kelp forests and coral reefs, although some species are found in very deep waters at about 10,000 feet (3,000 m) Very few live in the open ocean, but there are some like the massive manta ray. A majority of batoids live in saltwater or brackish water, but there are freshwater species living the tropical and subtropical rivers and streams. Most rays and skates have powerful teeth that can crush their prey, which is usually small mollusks or crustaceans like clams and snails. Some prey on fish and the largest of the batoids - the manta ray - feed on plankton.


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High res digital versions of these images may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials. Please review the license agreement.
high res downloadable digitial version of these illustrations for stock use
shark and ray art decals
t-shirts of various species of sharks and rays
collectible art magnets of sharks and rays


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