Greater Black-Backed Gull
Why Scientific Illustration?
When illustrating birds, I always make sure to get the overall shape and beak characteristics correct first. I usually go on birding trips for native birds to study them in life and see how they carry their bodies and interact with one another. Each species seem to have their own “personal poses”! It is amazing to find so much variation in color and plumage even in the same species, so I average out the characteristics to prepare the final plate.
Exhibits, Uses, Collection
2016 Solo Exhibit at Patuxent Wildlife National Visitors Center
8.5 x 11 Archival Quality Prints available. $35 print only; $75 matted print. Frame not included.