Artist's description:

I was inspired to create this piece by my new crested gecko, who I adopted this past April. I never knew much about reptiles, but as I got to know my new gecko, I became fascinated by their movement, their creative physical and behavioural adaptations, their inner world.

This illustration is my attempt to get to know the chameleon. Chameleons are pets all around the world, but they are shy and don't like to be handled. This was my way to get close to the chameleon without subjecting a live, stressed out lizard to my inquisitive whims.

The title has kind of double meaning. This was this the first time I had ever created a face that cut off at the middle of the mouth; I had found it was quite outside of my comfort zone, but it made for a very interesting, harmonious composition. And, of course, the majestic creature that is at the heart of this piece is shown in all its wild glory, glowing with detail and complexity - much is to be learned from the peacefully chaotic design of the chamelon, this wonder of nature. It stimulates the mind and inspires fantasy with its still, powerful grace. And it doesn't even try.

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A Lesson In Composition (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Aleksandra Apocalisse from United States

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