Ammonite Poster: Spira Mirabilis

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Ammonite Poster: Spira Mirabilis, carbon dust on paper, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

One of the first projects we did in class this year was to draw a crystalized fossil using carbon dust. For my poster from that project, I incorporated my enjoyment of math along with my ammonite drawing to explore how its spiral related to the rest of the universe, both large and small.

 

Seashell in Graphite and Carbon Dust

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Seashell 1, Graphite on Bristol

I started my classes for the Certificate program in Natural Science Illustration at the University of Washington, and this is one of the first assignments — to draw a shell in graphite and also in carbon dust.

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Seashell 2, Carbon dust on Bristol

I’m still getting the hang of carbon dust. The technique is¬†cool, because you paint the dust onto the paper with a brush! I’m going to do more drawings to practice getting a smoother look.