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Scientific American Beetle Illustration
Scientific American Illustration
N Americanus Clay Model

Scientific American Illustration

Scientific American illustration to accompany an article about the strange, beautiful, and endangered American Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus americanus.  After drawing and photographing a specimen of the beetle in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences, I built some polymer clay models to use as reference and to incorporate into the finished illustration. I wrote a guest blog post for Scientific American detailing my process for creating this figure. Art Direction: Jen Christiansen

Scientific American blog post

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