August 7, 2016

Besides working for the Division of Birds of Smithsonian, I have been drawing fishes for the Division of Fishes. Like ornithologists care of the size of the beaks or the number of feathers, ichthyologists care of the size of the fins or the number of scales, rays, and...

June 8, 2016

Sometimes I crave for a large scale painting when I focus too much on small stipple drawings. So I painted Coelacanth on awooden boardat home for no reason but I felt so good!This creature is so mysterious.I almost put this Coelacanth intomy PaleoArt section.

Jun 8th is...

May 4, 2016

In early 20th centuries, color photography had not yet been invented, and only an artist could capture the vivid, ephemeral colors of fresh-caught fishes and other marine organism. Kumataro Ito, a Japanese fish artist (a resident in Tokyo) was selected to be the princi...

April 7, 2016

I started working at the Division of Birds at Smithsonian from few weeks ago after finishing beetle illustration project. So, back to birds! 
I have been drawing "interesting" feathers for a Postdoc fellow who is studying the evolution and development of morphological...

March 18, 2016

My work for the USDA/Smithsonian Institution is to create scientific illustrations for new species discovered by Dr. Konstantinov and other researchers (Project title: Beetle Taxonomy and Systematics Supporting U.S Agriculture, Arboriculture and Biological Control : ht...

February 22, 2016

I moved to Washington D.C. and started the next scientific illustration internship for the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA/Smithsonian Institution). My illustration subject has suddenly changed to insect from today. Invertebrates are also super interesting!


February 18, 2016

16+1 Birds for the States of the Birds Report 2016 were done!! I am glad I made it! I am going to leave Ithaca tomorrow... It was great to work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for 8 months: 4 months + 1 month extension for Bartels intern, 2 months for Jane's mural ar...

February 12, 2016

My last work for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is creating 16 bird illustrations and digital infographics. Since the most challenging thing is time constraints (3 weeks), I picked my fastest medium which is a mix of colored pencils and graphite. Fast, portable, fixabl...

January 20, 2016

After the Wall of Birds project, I could restart Bartels Science Illustration Intern for a month to make seven bird habitat illustrations (will be posted on my site after publication is made.)  

I was thinking to leave Ithaca when those were done, but grateful...

December 25, 2015

I made a cat portrait for my current house mate, Muskie and gave it to her as a Christmas present. All my wishes and all my hopes for a Happy New Year!


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