I just went to visit the Art of Nature exhibit at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Every year, the museum exhibits works of art by members of the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. It is always very inspiring to see the subjects and techniques used by other artists. The exhibit ends June 7, and it's definitely worth checking out. -- image by Molly Keller, taken from the exhibit brochure.
It has been awhile since I last drew one of my favorite subjects: bugs! This drawing is based on a small wasp I saw at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. I will have to do some research to figure out the species.
I am currently working on three drawings for a presentation on brain development research by UC Santa Cruz doctoral candidate, Andrew Field. He is investigating the role of non-coding RNA in neuron development. By comparing chimps, rhesus monkeys, and humans, he will be able to identify factors that differ among the three species. I have two species drawn. Now to start working on the human portrait!