This piece was my contribution to the Jules Verne Exhibition in The Framers Gallery (London), a wonderful project curated by Hire an Illustrator.
The illustration is based on the book The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, of course!
Here is a fragment of the text:
It is needless to add that this forest, as well as the coast already surveyed, was destitute of any sign of human life. Pencroft only saw traces of quadrupeds, fresh footprints of animals, of which he could not recognize the species. In all probability, and such was also Herbert’s opinion, some had been left by formidable wild beasts which doubtless would give them some trouble.