Jemma Salume composes fanciful and nature-inspired illustrations with a strong sense of the mythological. Majestic tigers stretch and snarl in glowing scenes while mystical lovers steal kisses amongst brilliant fields of butterflies. Zebras and hyenas dance a deadly dance in the natural world's veldt, while in otherworldly forests, sirens and avian geishas wait to feed.

Salume's bold lines and colors contribute to the sense of narrative and fantasy running through her illustrations, while her careful attention to animal movement and anatomy imbues them with a sometimes surprising realism. She is accepting commissions—the terms are outlined on her deviantART profile — and she has prints available through Society6. You can also keep up with her latest works through Tumblr (occasionally NSFW).