Sunday, February 10, 2013

Illustration Friday 1/25/13

topic: Wings

The 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.

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