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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...

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...

November 30, 2015

While doing an assistant for Jane, I had a chance to visit the Smithsonian Institution Natural Museum of Natural History at Washington D.C. (she had a talk for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Meeting.) The Museum was so inspiring and I immediately started pai...

August 6, 2015

Finally finished creating the rest pages for 6 species. This PaleoArt project took total one year and a half (if I add studying, it took much more than that). I did most of work while doing TA for the human evolution class at the University of Washington, so I could al...

May 14, 2015

Added water color radish at Natural Science Illustration. Gouache was also used for the highlight. I always do some experiment for water color technique before actually painting the subject and this takes much time... Next time, I will try a combination of water color...

May 4, 2015

Added Australopithecus sediba at PaleoArt. This species was the brand new species just published when I was taking the lecture. My advisor got the hand cast of Au. sediba from an auction of American Association of Physical Anthropologists (on photo.) So modern hand......

April 28, 2015

 Added Neandertal page at Paleo Art. So many studies have done for this speceis. I did not describe anything about Genome study in the page, but the results done in 2010s are so exciting! Yay! We are partially Neandertal! 

 The right skull is modern...

April 24, 2015

Added Western Sword Fern to Natural Science Illustration. This fern was taken from the backyard. I am learning botanical illustration this quarter, so I think I will add more botanical work, soon.

It is so interesting to find a fractal structure in the plant world....

April 19, 2015

Added Ardipithecus ramidus page at Paleo Art. This guy (sorry, girl) made me realize that Paleoanthropology keeps updating and never ending. 

 

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