Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I've been commissioned by a postdoctoral research associate here at the museum to take photographs of "cleared and stained" frog specimens. They are super tiny and float in dishes of glycerine. Using the microptics lab has been a challenge but I am quite happy with the photographic results!
This is a drawing of two sides of a really old coin. The side with the figure is of winged victory dragging a person (vanquished enemy?) by the head. So you can see the head and torso at the bottom right. I've no idea what the lettering means.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
In this illustration I had to draw out the fine engravings on a knife from Egypt. The script engravings on the knife are more doodling than actual text, but still resemble Arabic writing. The larger lettering near the handle is legible script.
This is another assignment I did for the AMNH, looking at scripts on the base of statues. It's an examination of Tibetan script and whether or not it is actual script, a doodle or decoration.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I've added another illustrated story onto my main website. It's Robert Smith's Beauty Book, where he divulges all his beauty secrets! To see the whole thing go here.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
These are drawings I did for a possible book cover on linguistics. The curator wanted to show a sign painted on a donkey cart from Africa. The sign translates into something like "good luck". I did a little research and for fun I added the donkey in the roughs. In the end the curator said NO DONKEY. Too bad.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
A request to make a line drawing of a boonea shell, above.
Below was a request to add another missing link to the giant Hominid family tree. This time I drew a new skull, H. georgicus, and placed it in an already existing chart. Some of the other skulls on this chart were drawn by me as well.