illustration

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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Grasshopper

Grasshopper, Colored pencils on Dura-lar film This week’s class assignment is to draw an insect. Our teacher handed out bugs in class encased in acrylic. I had a cool red-spotted bug but chose to draw a grasshopper I had (also in acrylic) because of a follow-up project I’d like to do with it. The drawing measures […]

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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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