Archive for the ‘illustration’ Category

Quack medical device

Monday, March 25th, 2013

violet ray skeleton_small


This painting was inspired by the quacky medical devices at the  radio guy museum  and the museum of quackery  and also this hat

The health benefits of relaxation

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Natural Silence

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

This is my submission for illustration friday’s topic silent.  I was having trouble coming up with an idea for an illustration for the topic until I  read the article An Unquiet Nation.  My illustration is about natural silence which is described in the interview with audio ecologist Gordon Hempton as the absence of noise pollution.

Stripes Under the Sea

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

promotional mailer

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

An illustration of a mnemonic  device that is used to remember the major retroperitoneal organs.

Screech owls

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

A backdrop for a distance learning program on owls for the Carnegie museum of natural history.

Mothra and Skeleton still life

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Dancer in the 4th of July Parade

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Volunteer Work at the Carnegie Museum

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

I started volunteering for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History again in February. One of my first projects was to make line drawings of feathered dinosaurs for an activity for a feathered dinosaur themed birthday party at the museum. The kids at the birthday party looked  at actual pictures of the fossils and artist reconstructions of the dinosaurs then they glued feathers onto the line drawings where the feathers would be on the dinosaurs. They aren’t 100% anatomically accurate because I did not have the time to learn dinosaur anatomy within a few hours and it was not necessary for the project. I’ve also done some work on developing educational activities for summer camps field trip groups. Most of the educational activity ideas that I’ve worked on have to do with using art to help teach scientific concepts.

My latest project for the museum is a painting of screech owls that will be used as a backdrop for a distance learning teleconference . The painting depicts the red and gray color morphs of the owl. Here is the sketch.

Elvis, Elvis, let me be, Keep that pelvis far from me!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

I fixed up an old painting of a pelvis. In the original painting the color was too dark, the form was poorly defined and the sacrum was too short.