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Walrus Study #3

  Graphite Another walrus study starting to explore how they interact with each other and their ice filled environment. Part of this drawing will probably end up as the basis for a woodcut...
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Coscinodiscus

Graphite and Colored Pencil Coscinodiscus is a diatom, which is a type of phytoplankton. I used a microscope photo to make this drawing and the little blobs inside the cell are chloroplasts, which...
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Walrus Study #2

Graphite and Walnut Ink I'm still fascinated by walruses and still working on little studies of them testing out different ideas and techniques. This one was swimming and I loved the shape it made...
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More Ice Floe

Graphite I meant to draw some walruses in preparation for the first of my larger food chain pieces today, but I just couldn't tear myself away from the ice. I have a spot where I can sit in the bridge...
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Walrus Studies #1

Graphite   Part of my plan for the larger body of work I want to make based on this cruise is some pieces about the arctic food chain. I want to show how even the biggest arctic animals such as...
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Brown Tincture Bottles

graphite, walnut ink, acrylic paint Since we're still waiting for plankton I decided to draw these bottles which are used to...
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Dutch Harbor Starfish

Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and chalk pastelThis first drawing is more about Dutch Harbor than about the expedition itself. The shallow water near the pier where the Healy was moored was filled with...