Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Poison Ivy

A belated sketch dailies... a redesign of Batman villain Poison Ivy. I've had no time to draw for myself lately, so this was a good break.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


My final project for the Lab was to design a bag that would be given out to donors. It features a handful of migrant species that spend their Winters in South and Central America (often on coffee plantations, thus the coffee plants) and spend their summers in the US, often in new-growth forests. The species pictured are: Blackburnian Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, American Redstart, and Summer Tanager. Fall migration is starting up, and if you try going outside early in the morning and look up into the trees you may just see one of them! I saw a Blackburnian in my backyard a few days ago.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Passenger Pigeon

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon, and thus the extinction of the species. Once the most numerous bird in America, Passenger Pigeons traveled in flocks that numbered in the millions, often darkening the sky as they blotted out the sun. Humans are 100% responsible for their demise. Hunting and habitat loss decimated their numbers from 3.7 billion birds to 0 in only 40 years. In 1914 the last Passenger Pigeon, a specimen named Martha, died in captivity (having never lived in the wild). Today is a good day, then, to reflect on how powerfully we impact the environment, and how important it is to protect and maintain all living things.