Illustrator Creates Mysterious, Shadowy Portraits of Animals

Jenna Barton is a Utah-based digital artist and illustrator who paints mysterious and shadowy portraits of animals. According to the digital artist, she seeks inspiration from her dreams, travels, experiences, and the aesthetic and emotions of the rural environments where she grew up.

“Animals with elegant silhouettes, like canines and deer, are special favorites for their graceful looks and sense of motion,” Barton said to Colossal. “I give most of my subjects glowing white eyes to indicate the presence of a supernatural element and to suggest that the figures pictured are something between animals and spirits, or gods.”

The illustrator has gathered more than 60 thousand followers on her Instagram account dappermouth.

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