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July 4, 2016

When I was doing Bartels Science Illustration Intern at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the book "The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds" was always on my table where I worked. This book taught me the key points of drawing birds, such as setting the proportion of head vs body or...

June 17, 2016

For the last two months I participated in the reconstruction project of Kaua’I mole duck (Talpanas lippa), the extinct Hawaiian nocturnal duck with Dr. Helen James. After the publication of cranial study in 2009, she and her research group will update postcranial study...

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...

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...

November 20, 2015

After Four month of Bartels Science Illustration Internship, I was fortunate to do an assistant of the awesome mural artist, Jane Kim for "Wall of Birds Projects" (https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/wall-of-birds-project/ .) I leant a lot from her, not only techniques b...

November 5, 2015

My intern for the Cornell lab or Ornithology was officially done and my work is now exhibited at the Visitor Center in the lab. I have gained wonderful experiences for these four months; I ended up doing 7 illustration projects, leading 2 workshops, and doing some skin...

October 1, 2015

What is cool about working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is that there are opportunities to actually look at bird collections as a reference for illustrations, and what is more, you can actually prepare a bird study skin! After a lesson by a curator, I had the chan...

March 31, 2015

Added one painting to Natural Science Illustration. This bald eagle couple was found at Skagit Flats at Washington State. It was a cloudy day and my original photos were not in a good shape, so I tried to fix it in my painting. A bird expert said the top one may be a m...

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