These natural science illustrations, created for the educational “Build a Bird” iPhone & Android apps, show seven bird species engaged in a variety of life-sustaining activities: breeding and nesting; searching for food and feeding; flying in various positions such as gliding, landing, taking-off, diving, soaring; and other general pastime activies such as roosting, fighting, and observing other birds.
The birds featured are: Hummingbird, House Sparrow, Wandering Albatross, Peregrine Falcon, Rock Pigeon, Barn Owl, and Turkey Vulture.
A lot of research was conducted so as to understand what is special about each bird, and decide which features/position/behavior to include, so that they are accurately represented - from a scientific / factual perspective - and differences between species is highlighted. This level of accuracy also extends to the bird’s environment.
1. GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators) Annual Group Exhibit. June - July 2012, Savannah College of Art And Design, Savannah GA
2. “Art of Nature” Group Exhibit. April - June 2012, Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
3. “Women Illustrating Nature” Group Exhibit. June - July 2011, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
Some of these illustrations have been featured in the following commercials & shows, rented out through Wallspace:
1. SAMSUNG Commercial (July 2012)
2. WEEDS TV Show (May 2012)
Iridescent & the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrations & Science Research: