The Stranger, by Alexander Vidal.

The Stranger, by Alexander Vidal.

Galapagos Reef, detail from an illustration by Alexander Vidal.

Galapagos Reef, detail from an illustration by Alexander Vidal.

Animals of the Galapagos, by Alexander Vidal.

Animals of the Galapagos, by Alexander Vidal.

Marita, by Alexander Vidal. A portrait of Afrikaner domesticity. 

Marita, by Alexander Vidal. A portrait of Afrikaner domesticity. 

My latest illustration for imaginary things after dark. Chapter 10 / The Happy Home only has a passing reference to the crocodile, but he’s my favorite character in the book, so I took the opportunity to give him an illustration. 

My latest illustration for imaginary things after dark. Chapter 10 / The Happy Home only has a passing reference to the crocodile, but he’s my favorite character in the book, so I took the opportunity to give him an illustration. 

Portrait of the First Qalandar, from the 1001 Arabian Nights, by Alexander Vidal.

Portrait of the First Qalandar, from the 1001 Arabian Nights, by Alexander Vidal.

Here’s my latest illustration for my Peter Pan project with Leyton Parker— this is my spot illustration for Chapter 9, the Neverbird. This week Leyton did a stunning action scene for his chapter illustration. For my accompanying spot illustration, I decided to do just a simple scientific illustration of the Neverbird in his natural environment. I originally thought of basing the Neverbird on an elaborately feathered bird of paradise, but in the end decided to base her look off of some of my favorite island birds— like the Australian brush turkey, and the extinct Reunion solitaire.

Here’s my latest illustration for my Peter Pan project with Leyton Parker— this is my spot illustration for Chapter 9, the Neverbird. This week Leyton did a stunning action scene for his chapter illustration. For my accompanying spot illustration, I decided to do just a simple scientific illustration of the Neverbird in his natural environment. I originally thought of basing the Neverbird on an elaborately feathered bird of paradise, but in the end decided to base her look off of some of my favorite island birds— like the Australian brush turkey, and the extinct Reunion solitaire.

I’ve updated my website! Come stop by for a visit, if you please.

I’ve updated my website! Come stop by for a visit, if you please.

Baiji plate, by Alexander Vidal. A little tribute to the Chinese river dolphin, which was recently declared extinct.

Baiji plate, by Alexander Vidal. A little tribute to the Chinese river dolphin, which was recently declared extinct.

Formosan Clouded Leopard; part of a chinoiserie inspired collection of plates, by Alexander Vidal.

Formosan Clouded Leopard; part of a chinoiserie inspired collection of plates, by Alexander Vidal.

Dodo! A little set of Chinoiserie plates based around extinct animals, by Alexander Vidal.

Dodo! A little set of Chinoiserie plates based around extinct animals, by Alexander Vidal.

Amazon river dolphins, a hand screen-printed pattern by Alexander Vidal.

Amazon river dolphins, a hand screen-printed pattern by Alexander Vidal.

Peter Pan / Chapter 8 / The Mermaid’s Lagoon, by Alexander Vidal. 

Peter Pan / Chapter 8 / The Mermaid’s Lagoon, by Alexander Vidal. 

Midcentury modern inspired slug pattern, hand silk screened. By Alexander Vidal.

Midcentury modern inspired slug pattern, hand silk screened. By Alexander Vidal.

Slugs! By Alexander Vidal.

Slugs! By Alexander Vidal.