Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

The zebra's stripes. The flamingo's pink hue. A leopard's spots. What if all of those came from the dedicated work of a few people?

These whimsical pieces are the work of Ricardo Solis, who pairs what looks like Victorian ingenuity with incomplete animal forms, all in the service of imagining the painting of these creatures. More at Solis' website.

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

[via My Modern Met]