Illustration of a blue mussel in ink and colored pencil on toned paper. This is part of my Inktober 2019 series, where I drew foraged items from the game Stardew Valley.
I am a freelance science illustrator currently living in upstate NY, working as the Bartels science illustrator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
I grew up in Michigan, fascinated by the environments and living things that surrounded me. From the start, I loved to recreate animals on paper (as a kid, drawing and redrawing scenes from The Lion King dozens of times), but it took a while until I approached nature in a scientific way.
In college, I took a field course in bird biology. I learned to name and differentiate over one hundred creatures I hadn’t previously ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.