Thylacines

Thylacine
Thylacine

I just finished reading this scientific report about Thylacines, which I actually only got because there were alot of photos and illustrations in there I wanted to use as reference. But now I’m really interrested in Thylacines, so I dedicate a post to them.

Thylacines, also referred to as Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf aren’t – as the name would suggest – Canids or Felines. They are actually Marsupials, with the closest still existing relative being the Tasmanian Devil.

I have collected quite much reference pictures and photos of Thylacines for drawing purposes here, but also if you’re not trying to draw them you might be interested in them as there are a few rare ones included.

I’ve drawn alot of Thylacines until now, so here they are (in chronological order, including mostly older artworks):

Thylacine Sketches
Thylacine sketches

Thylacine profile
first try on “realistic” anatomy

Toony Thylacine
A more toony attempt

Toony Thylacine
Also toony, inspired by the mascot of this site

Thylacine with Sandwich
For completeness, I repost this one.

Thylacine sketches
Also this one.

openCanvas Thylacine Sketch
quick Thylacine Sketch in openCanvas

Thylacine made with fineliner
I made this one with a 0.05mm fineliner.. sketch can be seen here

Thylacinus potens, also known as powerful Thylacine
This is a sketch of a Thylacinus potens, using this skeleton as reference. Notice the shorter legs and the smaller head compared to a Thylacinus cynocephalus

Finally, for more information about thylacines, I recommend the following sites:

http://www.tasmanian-tiger.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine

Photographs and movies of the Thylacine

Seven short movies of the Thylacine

7 thoughts on “Thylacines”

  1. I found your blog while searching for refs for myself, and I have to say the link to page of pics is very helpful!

  2. Ive been interested in thylacine about 7 or 8 years ago.You can see my mailbox is named of it.What a pitty that it has extincted
    Thanks for you clip arts.Nice works!

  3. That’s grait! Thank you for your arts! I am the Thylacine fan from Russia (I do not know is someone in Russia interested this). I hope that someone in Australia find live thylacine…

  4. I think your cartooning is marvellous! The tiger still exists here in Tasmania. My tank is called “Thylacine”

  5. GREAT SKETCHING, MIXING TALENT WITH CREATIVITY
    TO GIVE A PROPER CARTOON-LIKE STYLE TO THIS WONDERFUL ANIMAL.

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