Created: March 2020
In an effort to improve my paleo-art I began examining skull detail, starting with this Virginia Opossum skull I found in my yard. Look at all those magnificent teeth.
Process: Skull photographed in soft light. Used photo as reference for line drawing in Photoshop. Created tonal layers by hand in Photoshop.
I am a huge fan of opossums and have identified many individuals with trail cameras in my yard. Below is an ID guide I created for myself in Adobe Illustrator showing the different ear patterns of opossums in our yard in early 2019. I also gave them names based on sub-atomic particles; major nerd-out.
Here’s an article I wrote for Travel For Wildlife about the difference between Possums and Opossums.