SciArtist Profile: John James Audubon

Oil painting of John James Audubon holding a gun strapped to his body

One of the finest illustrators of the 19th century and an exhaustive researcher, John James Audubon made his mark across disciplines with his work on birds. He identified 25 new species of bird in his lifetime, and his major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works … Continue reading SciArtist Profile: John James Audubon

Light and Pigment

Red, green, and blue light swirling around on the ceiling of a room.

My friend recently purchased one of those trippy light fixtures that makes red, green and blue waves on the ceiling. It’s very relaxing. Looks something like this. As I watched it, I noted how well those colors work together in a lightshow. That got me thinking about the differences between color interactions in light and … Continue reading Light and Pigment

Technology and Design: Adobe Illustrator

This topic might do well for another little series. I have been thinking a great deal lately about how the role technology plays in two-dimensional design. This is mostly because I am highly interested in design, but don’t consider myself a very skilled draftsman. But technology allows me to be a designer without cultivating the … Continue reading Technology and Design: Adobe Illustrator