thylacine, also sometimes called as the Tasmanian tiger, is my latest favorite recently
extinct mammal. The last of these dog-sized carnivorous
marsupials (with freakishly wide-hinging jaws...seriously, watch this video) is believed to have perished in a Parisian zoo
in the 1930s, after the rest were hunted into oblivion by
sheep ranchers. True story, kids.
I think it would be sweet to do a series of winged modern extinctions. And yes, the passenger pigeon would have an extra set of wings. I'm actually getting a little bit too excited about that idea. Because awesome.
Not my favorite one to date; it might be the catawampus ellipse. I've been doing these Illustration Friday topics without any reference photos. Not as a matter of principal or anything--just for speed. So this is the best wishing well my memory can conjure up.
Oh, but I do love painting wood grain.