1. This isn’t even any actual dinosaur. I am an embarrassment to paleontology. 

    Also I shouldn’t be allowed photoshop in class. 

     
  2. The rendering methods presented in class displease me. Hmmmmmm.

     
  3. For class, a drawing of some mystery cerambycid, probably (I am not an entomologist)? It didn’t come in to the entomology collection with any collecting data attached to it and never got identified so I got to take it home with me. I’m assuming it’s a cerambycid because one of our curators is working on chrysomelids right now and would have probably kept it if it were one of those, but I might be wrong!

     
  4. I did one of these things just for fun. 

     
  5. Dinosaur!

     
  6. Eventually I am going to have approximately 0 square inches of skin not permanently inked with extinct animals.

    This is what I like to call a ‘life goal.’

    (The Smilodon pose was reffed from here for the sake of full disclosure.)

     
  7. Micronycteris megalotis ventral skulls! I’m taking a scientific illustration class finally and learning how to do this for real, which is exciting.

    I’m also learning how weird drafting film is to draw on. 

     
  8. I take art very seriously.

     
  9. I never posted this, whoops! I took a printmaking class my last semester of undergrad, and this is my favorite thing I made. 

    So if you know me personally, you’ve probably heard me whining about stippling. I hate doing it. Hate it (it looks so nice but argh). So of course (of course!) I decided that yes, stippling a zinc plate with an etching needle will be a productive use of my time and energy. 

    (Never let me do that again)

     
  10. Noodling around with traditional media. Ball pythons are super pretty!

    Photo Reference Credit to Dynasty Reptiles