All I can say about Amy Dover is wow. This woman recently graduated from college in the UK and draws animal portraits in graphite on paper. Her website describes her work:
Amy Dover's images tackle the dark side of nature, the hidden world. Beautifully executed in graphite pencil she shows, man, bird and beast in all its devastating beauty.
Inspired by music, poetry and folklore, she tackles subjects, like death, humiliation, and deceit. Characters of cannibalistic crows, humiliated bears, and the innocence and loss of a dead sparrow.
A dark and often macabre narrative runs through every piece, inviting the audience to read in to it.
My friend and fellow artist Jessica Gowling is another artist who creates amazing graphite animal portraits. Jess, this one is for you!