Axel the Axolotl, a full time, always-ready lifeguard. He’s from Mexico City, hence his scientific name Ambystoma Mexicanum. They are critically endangered due to pollution in and around Mexico city, Axolotl are a delicacy, and were a main part of the Aztec diet. He doesn’t really tan, because he never leaves the water. He was created for a school project, my Technical Illustration class at Wake Tech in Raleigh, Nc. Sketches go from initial drawing, to 24 gradient meshes and a lot of shades of pink. First time I’ve ever used a gradient mesh, I think it came out great!
The last picture is not mine.
Credit to: http://animalsadda.com/axolotl/