Animal Kingdom by Mark Summers Recalls Gustave Dore's Work

 - Mar 12, 2014
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The art series titled Animal Kingdom by Mark Summers, an artist based in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, is comprised of stunning illustrations that are reminiscent of wood engravings. In particular, they bring to mind the work of Gustave Dore, a French artist who lived in the 1800s. Full of incredible detail, each illustration has a thatched aesthetic that recall vintage artworks from children's books and more.

Yet Animal Kingdom by Mark Summers is definitively modern. From the vibrant colors to the fluid lines, it is hard not to believe so. Created using the medium of scratchboards, the art series is testament to a strong talent. Since Summers has done work for Time, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and The National Law Journal, that comes as no surprise.