My favorite animal I’ve worked on so far. Crinoids are weeeeeird. But Platyceras is even weirder because it attaches itself to the Crinoid’s pooper and just stays there its whole life, living off the expelled waste. What a life. The writing by the drawing of the snail on the Crinoid says “you’re gross, snail” if you were wondering. :P
Also, my workspace is getting covered in so many fossils I have to dig myself out each morning to work hahah.
Got my badge today! Woo I’m official! Too bad my hair pooped out on me this morning. It WAS cute for a minute…
There’s only so much you can do with brachiopods…
These guys, however, are pretty neat and actually created underwater cliffs from piling up on each other, some discovered mounds have even been miles across. Zebra Mussels ain’t got nothing on Kirkidium knightii.
Oops I lied! We found out they don’t actually build cliffs, though they DO pile up on each other, just in a flatter formation. So this illu gets to be scrapped. Dang.
Hahahah I knew this question was gonna get asked. I’ve only been working 3 days so far and it’s been a whirlwind of work so I haven’t had the chance to meet her yet. I sent her an email though that she graciously responded to, so I’ll definitely get a chance to meet her before the summer’s up! :D
Long overdue update on my life.
So the Field Museum is SO GREAT TO WORK AT. I know it’s just an internship, but seriously I am having a blast. The first three photos are of my “office” aka the fossil invertebrate collections room. It has no windows and smells like really old dead rock and makes me feel like I’m in the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. So great.
The last three photos are my drawings so far. I have a list of around 20 inverts to draw and so far I’ve completed the trilobite portion. First one is a Calymene trilobite and the second is a Bumastus (also being attacked by an Elrondoceras).
Anyway, this is my life right now. It’s pretty rad.
Hey folks! I’m gonna be on hiatus for a little bit while I move from California back to Detroit, then to Chicago like two days later. It’s going to be an overall slow summer of posts, so please be patient and stick around until I get the chance to post things again. :)
Love you all!!
Jurassic Park is the best thing to happen since… well since dinosaurs were actually alive. Watching it now while I work on my first field guide!
What’s your favorite movie?
My rhino gif!! I’m working on the tutorial but man I am SO bad at explaining things, so I’m just gonna wait to post it until I can figure out the right words to use.
If you’d like a print of the end product, I’m selling them at my Etsy Shop and donating $10 of each print purchased to the African Wildlife Foundation to help with their Rhino Sanctuary at Hluhluwe iMfolozi. You can read about the project here.
Had a lot of fun with this dude. :)
A few more field sketches from back in the fall. These are just filler while I get together some bigger things. :)
Have some nautical themed field sketches on dark paper! :)
Look what I just finished! Flower tattoos are completed finally after a couple of tweaks here and there. :)
Favorite (incomplete) section of my (still incomplete) extinction panorama. I’m having attachment issues at this point probably because I finally get to start on my first book gig and it’s summer vacay, but I’m not going to abandon it! We just need a little time apart…
Still gonna make posters and prints. Still gonna donate part of the profit to a conservation group. Just not yet.
Also, as a side note, that ancestral giraffe (Sivatherium) is known as Shiva’s Beast. I’m sorry but that’s just so flipping cool.
View of my workspace while I try to figure out what the eff I’m doing with the background…
Rhino progress. :)