Subtle absurdity abounds in Justin Gibbens' paintings. He describes his style:
Imitating the conventions of 18th and 19th century zoological illustration and traditional Chinese fine-line painting, I make strange and lovely images of curious creatures and beautiful beasts.Here's two more paintings:
There's many, many more paintings on display at his personal site, although I saw no purchasing information. His work is currently on display at Punch Gallery in Washington, along with Amy Ross, whose paintings depict similar subject matter. Via.
*Previously: How to make creepy specimen jars cheap.
*Buy strange specimens at eBay.