While other kids in his class were drawing doodles on their notebooks, young Dušan Krtolica was busy creating massively detailed tableaus of animals and plants from all walks of life. Growing up in Serbia, the 11 year-old began sketching intricate illustrations at a young age. Using just pen and pencil, Krtolica renders the beauty of the natural world, in fantastical drawings that are as sophisticated as they are detailed.
The talented Krtolica picked up a pencil and began drawing when he was just two years-old. When most toddlers were just learning to master the art of walking, Krtolica was starting his foray into life as an extremely talented illustrator. By the time the young artist was eight years-old, he had already held two solo exhibitions of his work in Serbia, and has been featured in a third exhibit since.
Now eleven years-old, Krtolica has continued perfecting his style, preferring to draw animal life from undersea creatures, insects and birds to animals of the past like dinosaurs and other extinct animals. His penchant for studying geological eras and the animals that inhabited them is evident in his tableaus, which are arranged with creatures from specific chronologies.
Krtolica is as voracious about knowledge as he is about drawing, having devoured a set of encyclopedias on animals in just three weeks. His future plans are to draw each of the animals he learned about in his studies.
via My Modern Met
Lead image via Dušan Krtolica’s blog