natural science illustration

Since September I've been enrolled in the University of Washington's Natural Science Illustration certificate program. It's a program I've wanted to take for several years now, and it has been so worth while. I've enjoyed learning new mediums like pen & ink and watercolor. And have rekindled my love of colored pencils which I hadn't used since high school. But most importantly, I've enjoyed learning the scientific approach to illustration through research and close examination of nature.

As I finish these last few weeks of class, I will be updating my website to incorporate some of this new art. For now, here's a selection of pieces that I especially loved working on. My hope with these new skills is to help educate and inspire others to be interested in the natural world.