Wildlife Art by Julie Rhodes

Lion pencil drawing by Julie Rhodes

Wildlife art by Julie Rhodes – Original pencil drawings & Prints

Art is my passion, rivalled only by my obsession with wildlife. I love the simplicity of pencil, working in the negative allowing the white of the paper to become my highlights and the depth of the pencil to create shadows and texture. I also work in paint and colour pastel creating realistic artwork on canvas, panel and pastelmat.

Most of my drawings are completed using two or three pencils and a high quality Bristol board 500 surface. Each drawing takes between 50 and 300 hours to complete and I also spend many hours planning each artwork, working on new ideas, backgrounds, light.

I strive for realism in my art and a level of perfection which I feel I can never quite reach, this drives me on to make the next piece “perfect”


I specialise in drawings and paintings of big cats, lions, tigers, leopards but also many other wildlife subjects such as elephants and zebras. Tigers and lions are my favourite subjects to draw, I love to work on large pieces. I like to include texture and pattern in my work and wildlife provides me with endless choices here.

I have a selection of original fine art pieces for sale click here to view.

You can also visit my Blog for drawing techniques, videos and tips.

New for 2019 – colour pastel drawing –  ‘Fearless’ original pastel

male lion pastel drawing by Julie Rhodes

New for 2019 – colour pastel drawing –  ‘Snow Leopard’ original pastel

snow leopard drawing artwork by Julie rhodes in pastel

wildlife art by JKulie Rhodes tiger pencil drawing
‘Solitude’  Tiger – Shop Prints

Buying Art

Original wildlife art and Wildlife prints are available to buy here online. I also undertake commissions.

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