Animals living on a Mysterious Island

Elephant and rhino ribbon drawing by Jaume Montserrat
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Spanish illustrator Jaume Montserrat has recently shared via email his new series titled, “Emptyland.” His pen drawings all have a “ribbon effect” that relate to a “void” of each animal. To understand this better, we have to travel back in time. While on a flight back home from South America to Spain—Montserrat falls asleep and imagines waking up on an island where he lives for 29 days with other animals. He explains: “On this island, there was only one animal from each specimen [kind of like Noah’s Ark]. All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted—so there was a perfect symbiosis.” He and the wildlife lived free from worries, and that empty paradise is what sparked these images.

Iguana and giraffe Ribbon flamingo by Jaume Montserrat
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Sketch of ribbon zebra by Jaume Montserrat Rabbit in Penguin's belly by Jaume Montserrat Zoom of Rabbit in Penguin's belly by Jaume Montserrat Bear and fox ribbon drawing by Jaume Montserrat Tiger and cheetah ribbon drawing by Jaume Montserrat
Artwork © Jaume Montserrat
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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

July 25, 2013 Animals Art Drawing