Intricately Patterned Animal Illustrations

It would be hard to tell from these strikingly detailed animals but artist Iain Macarthur got his start drawing cartoon characters. Now he carries his sketchbook on the bus, to the cafe and everywhere else as he includes more realism and in this case pattern in his illustrations. See more of his animals (and even some cartoons) at


Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Dannysays:

    I love your work. I would love to see this as a fox though.
    Seems like it would be amazing

  2. Aileasays:

    Lovely, but it needs an elephant :)

  3. Brittneysays:


  4. fantastic! I want a small tattoo of a deer, but I wanted to also integrate other small things that mean a lot to me and this is a great way to do that!

  5. clarasays:

    do you only sell prints?

  6. Jensays:

    Do you have a website? Do you do commissioned drawings? These are awesome by the way!

  7. very cool and intricate! i like the skull one

  8. Evasays:

    Truly mesmerizing…

  9. willsays:


  10. Christinesays:

    Love your work!
    G*d sure gave you a wonderful talent:)
    Please keep sharing your beautiful work with the world, the world needs the joy you give through your work:)
    Thanks for sharing it.
    G*d speed,Shalom

  11. Sweetness in damn jar.

  12. becky ssays:

    Could you do a stag?


    Daaaaank. you have to know your good if your art is at this level. but an octopus? im talkin bout it.

  14. stusays:

    love it! seems kinda psychedelic with all those intricate patterns

  15. A monkey would be a sick one. shits tight tho

  16. the above pictures are great thank you for showing them

  17. love it!


  18. Mike Fieldingsays:

    This is great. Would make amazing tattoos!

  19. Simply Awesome … thumbs up

  20. Nice.. Less butterflies, more diversity lol

  21. These are fantastic – the attention to detail is phenomenal. I particularly like the birds :)

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