Owl Composite Illustration

Owl Composite Illustration

Owl Form & Function Hunting at night is something that owls do better than any other bird, and an owl’s body is precisely adapted for night living. In this project, I studied how an owl’s appearance is related to its superb abilities as a nocturnal predator, and sought to explain key elements to the reader. The project began with several trips to Seattle’s Burke Museum. Their extensive collection of skeletons and skins includes hundreds of eagle owl specimens, which proved invaluable to my research. Sketches in Progress Final poster Click to view full size More Scientific Illustration Owl Composite Illustration Beetles from the Bone Room Moon Shell Tulip Poster Sequoia Pinecone Mute Swan Composite Illustration Muskrat Skull Jewel Frog...
Beetles from the Bone Room

Beetles from the Bone Room

Beetles from the Bone Room One year on my birthday, I received a box of beautiful metallic beetle specimens encased in lucite, ordered from the Bone Room. (My family is the best!) I love rendering metallic surfaces, so I selected five of the shiniest beetles and drew them in colored pencil, then transferred the drawings to the computer and added details in digitally. More Scientific Illustration Owl Composite Illustration Beetles from the Bone Room Moon Shell Tulip Poster Sequoia Pinecone Mute Swan Composite Illustration Muskrat Skull Jewel Frog...
Moon Shell

Moon Shell

Moon Shell Study Graphite, 5″ x 7″. More Scientific Illustration Owl Composite Illustration Beetles from the Bone Room Moon Shell Tulip Poster Sequoia Pinecone Mute Swan Composite Illustration Muskrat Skull Jewel Frog...
Tulip Poster

Tulip Poster

Tulip Poster One day in spring I visited Seattle's Pike Place Market and returned with a sweet-smelling armful of tulips. Some were dainty and fluted, while others, like the parrot tulip, were vibrant and wild. Their rich colors were a perfect match for colored pencils, and I worked quickly to draw as many as possible before they wilted. More Scientific Illustration Owl Composite Illustration Beetles from the Bone Room Moon Shell Tulip Poster Sequoia Pinecone Mute Swan Composite Illustration Muskrat Skull Jewel Frog...
Sequoia Pinecone

Sequoia Pinecone

Stippled Sequoia Pinecone Final piece: Pen and ink, 8″ x 10″. More Scientific Illustration Owl Composite Illustration Beetles from the Bone Room Moon Shell Tulip Poster Sequoia Pinecone Mute Swan Composite Illustration Muskrat Skull Jewel Frog...