Beginning in 2019 during the Inktober challenge, this illustration series' main goal was to depict a wide variety of animals, listing their two-word scientific name / binomial nomenclature. But within the second word (the species name), a pun or play on words is formed. The pun transforms the identity of the animal and enhances the otherwise realistic drawing with a certain level of personality and whimsy.
The result was Sermonibus Animalis (or “Animal Conversations”) - a menagerie of various creatures from our
animal kingdom, sprung from a vintage zoological catalogue, but not without a certain level of anthropomorphic absurdity.
Currently at 69 animals and counting! You can purchase original artwork and prints of each animal at the SHOP page: