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Combine Art and Science into a Career?

Combine Art and Science into a Career?

If you are thinking about combining art and science into a career, start here: Hi! My name is _____, and I'm a student at _______. I'm interested in the field of medical and scientific illustration. If you wrote something like this above, I'm really excited that you...

Inktober 2020: Tools

Inktober 2020: Tools

It's that time of the year again. Inktober art by Ikumi Kayama 2016-2019 Using less plastic! When I first started the Inktober challenge in 2016 or so, I used the trusty Sakura Microns. They are widely available and rather inexpensive. The ink is permanent and...

Illustration Friday: Umbrella Cockatoo

Illustration Friday: Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbrella Cockatoo with an umbrella Since discovering Illustration Friday, I've always wanted to submit a piece. I love their rule: illustrate anything that has anything to do with their word of the week. The rule is just specific enough that there is a starting point...

DC Eagle Cam: Drawing Eaglets Every Day

DC Eagle Cam: Drawing Eaglets Every Day

DC eagle cam + accordion sketchbooks  = Drawing eaglets every day! Why am I doing this? First, I wanted to do more watercolor. I love it so much, and it's fun and challenging. To me, quality art comes from practice. And of course, birds are one of my favorite subjects...

Grand Opening of Studio Kayama Gift Shop!

Grand Opening of Studio Kayama Gift Shop!

Studio Kayama is proud to announce the grand opening of our new online Gift Shop! Items that were formerly only available for purchase at special exhibitions can now be ordered online. The shop has signed and numbered prints, matted prints, and 5-packs of blank-inside...

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