Illustrations categorized here are animal related illustrations created in realistic style. This type of the traditional science illustration requires a rigorous accuracy in details.
Most of illustrations that I produced here took much time in research before drawing. It usually started from physically studying the specimens at a museum or a university.
Those fish illustrations were created for Dr. Johnson at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The study was published in November 2016 at Zootaxa.
Filikomys primaevus is a small mammal lived about 75.5 million years ago in North America. Line drawings of fossils and reconstructed illustrations of Filikomys were used for the paper and the press release. Later, those figures were used for The Dinosaur Expo 2023 in Japan.
Talpanas lippa is an extinct species of duck, so called "mole duck" discovered in Hawaii. This illustration plate was created for Dr. James at the Smithsonian Institution Natural Museum of Natural History. This was used for North American Ornithological Conference and other conferences.
Dominican New Species
Those beetle illustrations were used for the Project of Beetle Taxonomy and Systematics Supporting U.S. Agriculture, Arboriculture and Biological Control, Systematic Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture and Smithsonian Institution.
The research paper was later published in the Journal of Insect Biodiversity in 2020.