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Journal Figures

 

Final figures published in my own publications, and freelance scientific illustrations for use in publications by other scientists.

Sympistis forbesi
Sympistis forbesi

Chaetotaxy and mandible

Sympistis forbesi
Sympistis forbesi

Pupa

Acronictinae TBOs
Acronictinae TBOs

Trifine brush organs / abdominal courtship brushes for four acronictine species

Alewives
Alewives

Alewife illustrations for Dr. Jon Velotta

Stippling

 

Drawings done entirely in pen and ink, with traditional stippling technique.

Acronicta falcula
Acronicta falcula

9x12" pen and ink on double sided drafting film

Line Drawings

 

Drawings done entirely in pen and ink.

Resting postures
Resting postures

7 different resting postures of Acronicta caterpillars

Acronicta setae
Acronicta setae

Setae of Acronicta afflicta and Acronicta funeralis

Beetles mating
Beetles mating
Beetles mating
Beetles mating
Craneflies mating
Craneflies mating

Digital

 

Some drawings were done first by pencil and/or ink, then finished using a tablet and photoshop and/or illustrator.

The ones that look like paintings were done with the app Fresh Paint on a Surface 3 tablet.

Acronicta setae
Acronicta setae

Setae from 8 different Acronicta species

Acronicta paddle setae
Acronicta paddle setae

Paddle-shaped setae from 5 different Acronicta species

Acronicta ova
Acronicta ova

Ova from 12 different Acronicta species

Acronicta heads
Acronicta heads

Four different Acronicta head patterns

Acronicta afflicta
Acronicta afflicta

Drawn in the app Fresh Paint

Acronicta aceris
Acronicta aceris

Drawn in the app Fresh Paint

Acronicta lobeliae
Acronicta lobeliae

Drawn in the app Fresh Paint

Markers

 

Marker drawings colored with either Sharpies or Prismacolor markers.

Sketches

 

Pencil sketches.

Chaetotaxa
Chaetotaxa

Typical caterpillar head and setae

Caterpillar sketch
Caterpillar sketch
Acronicta ova
Acronicta ova

Two Acronicta eggs showing the developing larvae.

Sympistis forbesi
Sympistis forbesi

Larval sketches

Pooping caterpillar
Pooping caterpillar

Acronicta americana caterpillar caught in the act of dropping frass.

Trifine Brush Organ
Trifine Brush Organ

TBO of Mythimna sp.

Caterpillars
Caterpillars

Preliminary sketches