A is for Alligator

by | Jan 4, 2022 | 52in22, Sylvia | 2 comments

I find Medieval woodcuts and illustrations fascinating. The rich colors in the illuminated manuscripts coupled with the sheer oddness of the illustrations are an inspiration. I am particularly smitten with the bestiary drawings. My holiday card this year was a modified copy of a Medieval cat bestiary illustration.

I plan to use bestiary drawings as inspiration in this year’s drawing challenge. Currently, I am copying and modifying the drawings I find, but my goal is to become familiar enough with the style to start creating my own compositions.

I’m not sure if this illustration was supposed to be a crocodile or alligator since it doesn’t really look like either. However, I still loved the image and added my own embellishments.

Drawn on an iPad with an Apple Pencil using Procreate.

Drawing #1 of 52 (52 in ‘22)


  1. Wolfsmane

    This is really cool.

    • Sylvia

      Thank you!


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