Natural Science Illustration

This gallery contains a selection of scientific and representative illustrations. Traditional media I use includes pen and ink, marker, colored pencil, Inktense, acrylic paint, and mixed media. All digital art is rendered in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.


Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) painting. Watercolor on hot-press paper.
Anomala expansa (Taiwanese bronze scarab or flower beetle) rendered in ink and colored pencil
Pimelodus pictus catfish (spotted or angelicus catfish), rendered in Derwent inktense and colored pencil
Pimelodus pictus catfish anatomy, composite illustration informational poster (mixed media and digital)
Common or weedy sea dragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) digital painting
Fiddler crab (family Ocypodidae, species unknown) drawn from preserved specimen; carbon dust on drafting film
Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) digital illustration
Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti) drawn with Micron pen and Copic marker
Domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) skull, drawn in graphite from dried specimen
Flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) digital illustration, drawn to mimic the look of a Micron/Copic drawing
Poison dart frogs (Ranitomeya fantasticus and R. variabilis) digital drawing
Pelagia noctiluca or mauve stinger jellyfish, drawn on paper with black Micron pen
Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) drawn in black Micron pen on paper
Nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullockii), drawn in black Micron pen on paper
Marine snail veliger specimens in a petri dish, viewed through a microscope at 30x magnification; Micron pen on paper
Grunt sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii) digital illustration
Kultarr (Antechinomys laniger), a small Australian desert marsupial, drawn in Micron pen on paper
Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) in Micron pen on paper
Firefish (Nemateleotris fasciata, also known as the fire goby or fire dartfish) digital illustration