This illustration was inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits in downtown Los Angeles.
Combined with the Paige Museum, the tar pits left an impression on me at a really young age... right when I was most fascinated by dinosaurs.
They say that for every mammoth who's remains were excavated from the natural asphalt, they found something like 2 saber-tooth cats, 4 dire wolves, and as many birds of prey. It was a remarkably carnivorous environment during the last ice age, which made for a really fun drawing.
This is a 24x12 pen on claybord, with a bit of greyscale shading added in photoshop. I've been working to add a bit of limited palette coloring/shading on top of my pen and ink drawings for some added depth and control over the values. This one is still super monochromatic, but I expect some more color will be leaking into my illustrations very soon.