Hello and welcome to the first post of this science illustration blog! I've had many people ask me how I just sit down and suddenly have a finished piece. I don't do that. I've never done that in my life. Most of my pieces start as crummy sketches that look like a toddler drew it, but eventually morph into pieces you've seen on my website. My website is dedicated to those finished pieces, while this blog is dedicated to all the steps taken to get to the finished product.
Seeds might be one of my favorite things to draw! On my way to and from California this past weekend I spent most of the flight drawing beans and sunflower seeds. Upon returning to work this week I was handed a project where I was asked to draw bird seeds!
Here are a few of the little guys. Not so much a behind the scenes, but perhaps a good way to just say hello.