animals

Squid Poster

Squid Poster, watercolor, Adobe Illustrator I repainted my squid for my final poster for my natural science illustration class and created this poster about the squid’s ability to change color. My teacher suggested I put one of its tentacles into an extreme perspective, just for fun, so you can see one of the tentacles reaching […]

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Grasshopper Poster

The Grasshopper’s Leap, colored pencil on Dura-Lar film, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate This is the poster I made for my class project from my previous grasshopper drawings. I wanted to focus on how the grasshopper jumps, because they have a secret: they have a spring in their legs! They can jump 20 times their length, which for […]

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Squid

Squid (Loligo opalens), watercolor I haven’t done many watercolors, but our class assignment was to paint a squid in watercolor — so voila! We each got a squid in class to draw (not alive, of course — just from our local Pike Place fish market). We arranged its tentacles and arms, took measurements and lots […]

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Orthoceras

Orthoceras, graphite on Bristol I wanted  to try something paleontological, so I composed this scene of a little orthoceras (a nautiloid) living among marine plants about 450 million years ago. So many  drawings of life in the Paleozoic era show lots of attacking going on, trying to show the survival of the fittest at work; I wanted my orthoceras to have a […]

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Giraffe (Head and Neck)

Giraffe (Head and Neck), graphite on Bristol Moving on to some mammals… Giraffes are awesome. They look like they could have just arrived via flying saucer. They’ve got the largest eyes of any land animal. They sleep standing up, needing at most two hours of sleep a day. And baby giraffes can walk and run just half an hour […]

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