I'm so excited! I now have a dedicated website to showcase my soil life illustrations. It will be great to have a professional looking gallery to direct people to when they ask about my artwork. The website will focus on microbiology illustrations for now, but later on it will probably include more categories as my portfolio … Continue reading New Gallery Website!
The fifth installment of my soil life illustration series is finished! The two large protozoa pictured here are of the genus Euplotes, which are common in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. I used to see them frequently in freshwater biofilms (algae slime layers) in university, and I still see them every now and then in my agricultural … Continue reading Ciliates
This is a gruesome example of how nutrients can move through the soil food web. Drawing this scene was complicated and very challenging, but I learned a lot in the process. The other soil life illustrations took about 10-15 hours each, this one took 32 hours over the course of several weeks. I had to … Continue reading Predatory Fungus in Soil
This acrylic canvas painting of an Arctic Tern was a Christmas present, so now that the gift has been given I can post it here: Tux's family lives near the coast, and when we visit I enjoy watching terns hover over the water, scouting for fish before they strike. As usual with phone pictures, the colours … Continue reading Arctic Tern Painting and Winter Update
I've been spending a lot of time looking at plant roots and fungi in the microscope, and I have to admit it's a little dull. That's not to say I don't like it, I mean the whole concept of mycorrhiza is super fascinating. If you've never heard of it, I'd highly recommend listening to the … Continue reading Mycorrhiza and.. more dragons
Introducing the Rotidragon: In case you missed this post, basically I was supposed to be working on a rotifer illustration but I had this epic movie type music on and a dragon came out on the screen instead. Sometimes the soil illustrations feel a bit monotonous, and a little too down to earth (literally), so I occasionally … Continue reading Rotifer Dragon
I have exciting news! My first two soil life illustrations have just been printed in a very cool Norwegian garden book called "Hageboka" written by Morten Bragdø. This is a big milestone for me as an artist and I'm super excited! The illustrations are featured in a section that introduces the soil ecosystem, which most gardeners … Continue reading Published!!
Finally! I've managed to get my head back into art after far too long out of it. Impossible working conditions in the apartment and then the big move have stood in the way for most of this year, but now I have an amazing new studio with a wood stove, no distractions, and a gorgeous … Continue reading Pyrography and Dragons
Our epic NASA style living room setup had to be dismantled when we were showing our apartment and I haven't had access to the big Cintiq computer for a few weeks. It's been too hot to even think about leaning over that warm screeen anyway, and with all the chaos of buying a farm and selling the apartment … Continue reading Pen and Watercolour
Technology is amazing, until it breaks and suddenly you're feeling helpless without it. I accidentally dropped my Wacom stylus while working on a new drawing today. It just slipped out of my hand. I've dropped this thing plenty of times before, but this time it fell perfectly straight down and landed directly on the nib, pushing it up … Continue reading Oops…