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Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations


New illustrations: Zoo Animals

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

Just thought I’d share some of my most recent illustrations, which will soon be appearing on signage at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"]Image Brown Pelican illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="449"]Image Gray wolf illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"]Image Common Raven illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="260"]Image Bald Eagle illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"]Image Harbor Seal illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"]Image Hooded Mergansers illustration © Emily S. Damstra[/caption]

 

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Brachiopod illustration in juried Focus on Nature exhibit

Focus on Nature (FON) is a biennial juried exhibit of nature and science illustration. The exhibit is organized and hosted by the New York State Museum in Albany; this year …

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Celestial Eye Goldfish: “Image of the Week” at Scientific American Blogs. Also, a bit about protecting one’s artwork online.

My colored pencil illustration of a Celestial Eye Goldfish is the ‘Image of the Week” at Scientific American Blogs, thanks to science artist and blogger Glendon Mellow who quoted me and included …

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2012 SONSI Exhibit, The Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall

I have three works in this exhibit, one of which (the placoderm) is featured on the invitation. Reception is open to the public. Here is a map to Kitchener City …

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Why hire a professional illustrator?

I decided I needed to answer that question after a recent thread on the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Listserv hinted that there are many potential clients out there who …

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Swimming polar bear illustration featured on silver coin by the Royal Canadian Mint

This week the Royal Canadian Mint released a new $20 pure silver commemorative coin featuring my illustration of a swimming polar bear. You can see it at the Mint’s website …

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ScienceOnline 2012 Exhibit

I entered three images into the inaugural ScienceOnline 2012 Digital Art Show, and one of them received a prize in the category “Best science art having to do with daily …

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Details from most recent illustrations for interpretive signs

Below are small details taken from large illustrations of a meadow and a forest in the Great Lakes Region. I’ll post the entire illustrations when the signs are installed this …

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From a decade ago: Earthworm Dissection illustration

I’ve been really busy working on a couple complex illustrations, but they aren’t ready to post so I thought I’d share an illustration I created about a decade ago. I …

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Cougar illustration, engraved in gold and platinum

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released two new collector coins featuring one of my illustrations – the head of a snarling cougar. This 0.5 g gold coin is only 11 …

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