Dustin Krtolica

Dustin Krtolica is the most prodigious child I’ve ever come across. At the age of 11, he draws remarkably sophisticated scenes in the natural world.


From the source.
Krtolica’s intricate drawings reflect his fascination with the natural world. He has a thorough knowledge of all the geological eras, the animals that lived during those periods, and different species of marsupials, among other things. When his parents bought him a comprehensive encyclopedia of animals, it took him less than three weeks to memorize it completely. “I would have studied animals and published a book about them, but I’m going to draw all of them,” says the young boy, whose ambition is to become a zoologist in the future.


Krtolica has been drawing since he was just two years old. Looking at his complex and advanced creations, it’s not surprising to learn that he’s already held three national solo exhibitions—the first two before the age of eight. As someone who’s still learning and developing, we can imagine that his artwork will only continue to soar to new heights in the future.


This guy is going places! I can’t wait to see how his talent continues to manifest.

Dustin Krtolica


4 Responses to “Dustin Krtolica”

  1. What an ideal young man. Sure hope he doesn’t go to ruin when the stupidity of puberty and fame kicks-in. Pleased to learn he wants to be a zoologist, animals need human supporters.

  2. Holy moley! I love the sheer density of life in these things. I don’t know if there’s a single non-living thing in his pictures!

  3. Wow, what a talented kid! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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