The Pangolin
16 × 20 inches
Ink, Watercolor, Coffee and Graphite on 2-inch deep cradled Ampersand Aquabord
Varnished with Golden’s self-leveling gel (glossy)
View more of my work online at www.lynnetteshelley.com

For those of you unfamiliar with the pangolin, it’s an amazing and unique creature found in Asia and Africa. Also known as the scaly anteater, there are several varieties of the animal – including the ground pangolin, the tree pangolin, the giant pangolin and several others. Sadly, it’s extremely endangered in Asia due to poaching and habitat loss. Its meat is considered a delicacy, and in addition, it’s used in many Chinese traditional medicines and is believed to have many magical powers / charms. The pangolin can roll itself into a tight ball when threatened, where it’s armored scales (made of keratin) protect it from harm. Once rolled up, it takes considerable force to unroll it.

For more information on this fascinating animal, please click here: http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/pang...

For conservation efforts and information, click here:
http://www.savepangolins.org/what-is-a-pangolin/

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

www.lynnetteshelley.com

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Comments

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, love the detail and shading!

  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 2 years ago

    Beautiful detailed mixed media!

  • JELProductions
    JELProductionsover 2 years ago

    Very Nice art work Lynnette. And ty for the info. Never seen one of these before.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful! A superb work of art. Gorgeously done.

  • Richard Morden
    Richard Mordenover 2 years ago

    I like your pangolin. The scale detail gives so much form.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    Great work lynette scales are amazing. Liz

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 2 years ago

    These last two you’ve posted are super special Lynette. This little fellow is so wonderfully realistic too! Always love your outstanding compositions….bravo to such wonderful art!

  • thanks so much Tahnja

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 2 years ago

    amazing creature …like a cross between a reptile and a mammal

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago

    LOVELY WORK!!…;-D

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    Stunning work – gorgeous colors.
    Christina

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