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


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  1. Gwendolyn

    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!

  2. Christine

    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


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

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