(2013), 9"x12", pencil on paper
This one is again based on the stupendous reptile photography of
and was drawn with the permission of the photographer. Thanks so much!
The beautiful lizard in this photo is a Chinese water dragon. Their native habitat stretches from India to southern China and southeast Asia where they live in trees overhanging rivers or lakes. When threatened they will drop from the branches into the water and swim to safety. They are also captive bred and are quite often kept as pets where they thrive on a diet of crickets, mealworms, roaches and locusts. They can get quite tame when handled gently.