London-based illustrator Carim Nahaboo knocked my socks off this afternoon with his fantastic invertebrate illustrations.
At first glance, it would be easy to mistake many of his illustrations for photographs. The level of careful detail and realism make these pieces invaluable and accurate tools for any naturalist, let alone simply gorgeous pieces of work to behold. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more of Carim’s work in field guides or museums in the future.
There is a profound degree of respect, fascination, and curiosity detectable in Carim’s work. In his own words, “Drawing, as a way of recording and understanding the world, tangible or not, has been a constant necessity from an early age. The fascination of varied recording techniques goes hand in hand with an equal passion for the natural world.“
If you like Carim’s work as much as I do, be sure to check out his website and Facebook feed for more great illustrations! If you have some spare wall space, several of his prints are even available for purchase.