scientific illustration

Sun Bear Skeleton

Sun Bear Skeleton, graphite on drawing paper I again visited the collections at the Burke Museum Mammalogy department, and Jeff Bradley, the collection manager, generously took this skeleton of a sun bear down from a high shelf so I could draw it. It came from the Woodland Park Zoo, but the Burke Museum is uncertain whether […]

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Pronghorn Skull

Pronghorn skull from the Burke Museum, Mammalogy Collection, University of Washington, Seattle. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, cleaned up in Photoshop. (Antilocapra american, family Antilocapridae) I wanted to capture the roughness of the sheaths on the horns versus the smoothness of the ivory skull. (Pronghorns shed their sheaths annually, but underneath is a horn made of bone.)

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Spinner Dolphin Skull

Skull of a spinner dolphin, Stella longirostris, Order Cetacea, from the collection of the Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, cleaned up in Photoshop. The Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus is like a slightly smaller version of New York’s Museum of Natural History. The museum has excellent natural history exhibits as […]

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