Paul Jackson is a British artist based in Toronto. So, what’s the big deal exactly? Plenty of artists live in Toronto, why are we talking about this one in particular? Because this one, Paul Jackson, has created these genuinely stunning pen-and-pencil drawings of various animals…that’s why.
Jackson’s illustrations not only show us the external layers of the animals, but also their skeletons and internal organs bursting through in beautifully gruesome ways. With their seriously gothic vibes, they look like the kind of thing Tim Burton and/or Neil Gaiman might cook up if they ever got asked to manage the BBC’s wildlife output.
Jackson, who toured with a band for eight years, started sketching when he was 5-years-old. It’s what he’s always wanted to do and if these drawings are any indication of what he’s capable of, then that childhood dream might just become a reality. Top marks.