Category Archives: Artwork

Project LBB: Drawing workflow

The somewhat disheveled and quite deceased beetle on the left is the original collected type specimen of Hyperaspis troglodytes, well over 100 years old. I obtained the image from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) entomology type database; the … Continue reading

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Project LBB: The drawing begins!

The lovely lady to the left is Cycloneda sanguinea, the Spotless Lady Beetle, the first drawing I tackled for Project LBB. (Actually the lovely lady is a male – notice the white vertical line at the center of the black-and-white … Continue reading

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Project LBB: What is it?

I’ve long coveted a field guide to Eastern North American lady beetles – something akin to John Acorn’s “Ladybugs of Alberta,” the only lady beetle field guide I know of. His book is fantastic, one of my favorites, but it … Continue reading

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Artwork: Green Jay in Prismacolor pencil

Once we spotted them, there was no getting rid of them…They were so strikingly beautiful (in plumage if not voice) that I went straight back to our cabin and started drawing. Continue reading

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Artwork: Bicknell’s Thrush in Prismacolor pencil

Drawing in Prismacolor pencils, in honor of my 194th life list bird. I didn’t think the drawing was finished when I walked out of the room to get a gray pencil, but when I returned, the drawing just worked in … Continue reading

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