“The sea was the cradle of primordial life, from which the roots of our own existence sprouted. Billions of years of evolutionary development brought forth an enchanting variety of forms, colors, lifestyles, and patterns of behavior.”
— Werner Gruter, writer
I found this amazing series of colorful marine life illustrations depicting various shallow-water sea creatures by Denmark-based artist and designer Vladimir Stankovic at Messy Nessy Chic (subscribe to her newsletter….just do it now!). And now I’m addicted to Vladimir Stankovic (well, and Messy Nessy, too, for a very long time).
The Aequoreus Vita series was created using watercolors and color pencils, and were then digitally processed to give the beautiful look of vintage encyclopedia art.
Find Vladimir’s work (and he’s very prolific) on Behance or on his website. You can also buy any of these prints at Society6. He also has an Etsy shop. Support artists! Take my money, Vladimir! Just take all of it!