October 3, 2011

The Dodo


"The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for."
-Will Cuppy

This is a new illustration I did for Richard Solomon's latest promotion focusing on ecology and conservation.

The subject is the Dodo bird of Mauritius, which is well-known for becoming extinct in the mid-to-late 17th century.  For this reason, I drew the bird in a historical context.



Above is the black and white version, which shows the original gouache and ink drawing.

Thanks,
Doug