18 Feb 2011


I've finally gone back to an acrylic painting I started in November. Yes... November. Thankfully, my Stay-Wet Palette is so awesome that it kept my paints moist that entire time. Science!

9 Feb 2011

Delphinapterus leucas

I was at the aquarium several months ago, taking photos of the belugas, when the very small child in the stroller next to me pointed frantically and blurted out "Aboogas!" It was one of the cutest things I had ever heard in my life, so occasionally "aboogas" slips out when I talk about them. They're among my favourite cetaceans (who am I kidding? They're all my favourites somehow), and it had been a long time since I'd drawn any.

Some new prints were added to etsy today! The manta rays, zebra shark, and bottlenose dolphins are now available. Each purchase of a shark print from my store will have 20% donated to the Shark Trust - only the zebra shark is printed at the moment, but more are coming!

28 Jan 2011

Rhincodon typus

My first whale shark, probably of many. I love them, especially their markings. It's not the most interesting of compositions, but I'd thought about adding a little entourage of fish and decided that'd be more suited to a picture closer to the surface. I'm definitely on an elasmobranch binge lately.

Better quality on the website as always!

23 Jan 2011

Stegostoma fasciatum

Isn't that one of the greatest scientific names you've ever heard? I love it. A quickish zebra shark, done for my good friend and fellow former marine educator Jessica Steele Allen, whose love for these cute little sharks is unmatched.

Viewable in higher quality on the website, and you can also follow my FB page for in-progress images and stuff!

13 Jan 2011

The People's Princess

The second sketch for someone on tumblr! Crystal was requested by sistervenom, who is quite possibly the biggest fan of her out there. I love her design, especially the hairband. I'd asked Jamie before whether it was a physical band or just markings on her hair, as it varies so much depending on the artist, but the general consensus seems to be band. So there you go!

11 Jan 2011


Please view this in the larger size, as blogspot makes the smaller version look super dumb! I recently opened myself up for sketches on tumblr and got requests for some really cool characters. The very first one to pop up in my inbox (from bovineblood-beast) was Faiza Hussain, AKA Excalibur, the young Muslim doctor from Captain Britain and MI:13. I loved that series and really liked the character, so it was fun to have an excuse to draw her.

8 Jan 2011


These manta rays are hopefully the first of many elasmobranchs from me. I found them incredibly fun to do, given that their physiology is so different to the cetaceans I usually draw. They've always reminded me of some kind of otherworldly spacecraft; seeing them in person, and watching them move, blows my mind every time. They're just fantastic animals.

Higher quality version at the website!