Gecko

I’ve always liked reptiles. I like their variegated skin and strange slitty eyes. I was once tempted to buy an otherwise unsuitable house just because it had geckos climbing up the walls. (Did you know that geckos don’t have eyelids — just a transparent membrane that they lick to keep clean?)

From an artistic point of view, they’re a delight to draw because they let me indulge my love of fine detail. I’m not sure if the resolution here is good enough for you to see that I’ve drawn every single scale and knobble on this little creature’s skin.

Graphite and coloured pencils on paper; limited edition of fifty prints.

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