Star Flower. Trientalis americana. 348/365. It was such a long day. This is such a pretty flower but I had trouble getting into it. I just turned in my last paper of the semester and it was, meh... too exhausted. Going to try this one again tomorrow.
Lápices de color sobre papel
Parte de la exposición "Ilustraciones científicas fauna Universidad tecnológica de Pereira "
Colored pencils on paper
Part of the "Scientific Illustrations Universidad a tecnológica de Pereira fauna" exhibition
At #AGU18 I enjoyed the Sharing Science workshop on “how to sketch your science”. Here’s the drawing answering the prompt, “what inspired you to get into science?” One of the fun things that inspired me was raising silkworms in elementary school and learning how they grew from eggs to the moth stage. A hands-on introduction to #science 🍃🐛
Little box fish friends 💙⭐️ I love catching these cuties on dives 😍 It’s been the busiest Christmas I have ever had! Orders are through the roof so thank you, but also stress levels are high but successful tackling every order. Proud of myself seeing I’m basically a one man team and the products that I’m creating take hours to do and a lot of my heart goes into each one! When you order a custom painting you are also ordering a part of the artist, they are all my babies 💙 Looking forward to re-charging my batteries over Christmas and diving into a VERY exciting 2019! Happy Christmas everyone!
#DrawDeercember day 5: Red deer.
I am endlessly fascinated by red deer. They are the species that I have studied and interacted with the most. These were sketched from photos that I took at deer parks and venison farms in Scotland and England. Notice how beefy the stags are compared to the elegant long-necked hinds (females). You'll find red deer throughout much of Europe and feral populations in many other countries including USA and Australia.
Sketched with Polychromos coloured pencil.
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Interesting history of its stalled scientific discovery: A segment fossil of Anomalocaris, canadensis was first discovered in the Canadian Rockies in 1892, but it wasn't until 1981 that a major breakthrough about its identity occurred; and that was further refined in 1996. The one hundred year history of inaccurate theories is but one example of the difficulty identifying fossil remains of Cambrian animals having no apparent living descendants. Anomalocaris and other genera have since been discovered at various Cambrian fossil locations around the world; including the famous Burgess Shale site in Canada, Rocky Mountains in the USA, China, and Australia.
Anomalocaris with its large eyes, impaling front spines and strong swimming lobes probably could overtake any prey during its time period, including trilobites. Although, some scientists argue that its pineapple-ring mouth did not have hard parts necessary to crush the tough outer shells of trilobites. Much still remains to be clarified about their anatomy and habits. Scientists believe it swam with an "S" method of locomotion, undulating up and down the length of its body.
Art: John Sibbick