Drawing

Purple Iris

Purple Iris

I just fin­ished my first draw­ing of an iris. Most of the time that I was draw­ing I felt some­what frus­trated, because every time I got fresh flow­ers, they would open so quickly, I didn’t have time to get the line draw­ing fin­ished before the flower’s posi­tion changed. I started over sev­eral times. Even­tu­ally, I...
Golden Daffodils

Golden Daffodils

The final project for my Fun­da­men­tals of Sci­en­tific Illus­tra­tion I class could be one of sev­eral options. We could do a still life of onions, gar­lic, veg­eta­bles, or fruit. We could do eas­ier flow­ers such as tulips, iris, or daf­fodils. We had to choose two or three objects, arrange them in a pleas­ing com­po­si­tion, and...
Inch By Inch, Row By Row

Inch By Inch, Row By Row

Do you know the song writ­ten by David Mal­lett enti­tled “Gar­den Song”? I heard it sung by John Den­ver on The Mup­pet Show years ago and adopted it as my per­sonal theme song: Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this gar­den grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe And a piece of...
Learning Scientific Illustration

Learning Scientific Illustration

With a lot of hem­ming and haw­ing on my part and a lot of urg­ing on Eric and Johann’s part, I started tak­ing art classes again. Eric received an email to Yale Peabody Museum mem­bers about the sci­en­tific illus­tra­tion pro­gram the museum cre­ated with Con­necti­cut Nat­ural Sci­ence Illus­tra­tors. Classes would be held at the Yale...