Adobe Photoshop and Coquille Board with Colored Pencil

Adobe Photoshop and Coquille Board with Colored Pencil

These illustrations were created during my five-week internship with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. They are a part of an ongoing project of beetle illustrations in the Entomology Department. Microscopes were used to see the minuscule flea beetles, and a camera lucida attachment helped to get the forms of the twisted specimens. Combining traditional and digital techniques, my intern host taught me this method of illustrating museum specimens for publication.

One of the specimens from this project, positioned under the microscope

One of the specimens from this project, positioned under the microscope