Computer Art Portfolio

Two times in the last week I’ve found myself in a position of offering to do computerized artwork for friends. This is something I’m always happy to do. I love doing art, I just don’t often have time any more.

Most people don’t think of me as an artist, though many who are near me know that I have made one or two t-shirt designs.

There was a time in my life when I would have described myself primarily as an artist (and a runner). This was back in high school. I’ve posted some of the things I painted back then here. When I graduated, I made the conscious decision to pursue science instead of art because I just couldn’t see how I could make it as an artist. I really had no interest in commercial art and couldn’t fathom selling any of my original artwork.

Since then, I’ve found various outlets for my desire to continue to make art. Making T-shirt designs is one of those. I also enjoy making all my own figures for professional publications. One of my favorite outlets is when I have to prepare posters for technical conferences.

I knew that these were valid outlets, but I never really have thought of them as a potential means of extra income. But maybe so. I do this for fun. It gives me pleasure. But if you’re someone who needs a quick drawing of something, maybe I can help.

Here are some examples of my work:

This tongue-in-cheek drawing was made to make Archaeohippus more exciting with bloody fangs and long, recurved claws.

This tongue-in-cheek drawing was made to make Archaeohippus more exciting with bloody fangs and long, recurved claws.

I took the image of Archaeohipporaptor and added some planes to it, to use for teaching anatomical directions. Yes, take my class and you'll get a copy of this.

I took the image of Archaeohipporaptor and added some planes to it, to use for teaching anatomical directions. Yes, take my class and you’ll get a copy of this.

Here's a T-shirt design I did for the local garden club. Alas, it was never printed.

Here’s a T-shirt design I did for the local garden club. Alas, it was never printed.

Another garden club logo. This was done by tracing and coloring a photo of some tulips.

Another garden club logo. This was done by tracing and coloring a photo of some tulips.

Then I made a little garden club certificate.

Then I made a little garden club certificate.

A couple of crests I have designed. The Bishiggins one features Smilodon, the saber-toothed tiger.

A couple of crests I have designed. The Bishiggins one features Smilodon, the saber-toothed tiger.

Here's a mock-up of the cover of "Prince of Herongarde," if I ever get it finished.

Here’s a mock-up of the cover of “Prince of Herongarde,” if I ever get it finished.

A technical drawing of Eubosassist. I was having fun.

A technical drawing of Eubosassist. I was having fun.

The cover of my book that includes Eubosassist. The product of the eight-hour writing challenge.

The cover of my book that includes Eubosassist. The product of the eight-hour writing challenge.

A quick drawing, tracing and color-coding the important components of a horse skeleton. This is an incomplete work.

A quick drawing, tracing and color-coding the important components of a horse skeleton. This is an incomplete work.

A technical drawing showing isotopic data and the specimen that it came from.

A technical drawing showing isotopic data and the specimen that it came from.

One of my favorite professional posters ever. This is about my master's thesis work. The background is a photograph of a sunset in the field area where the work was done.

One of my favorite professional posters ever. This is about my master’s thesis work. The background is a photograph of a sunset in the field area where the work was done.

So, yeah. This is a bunch of examples of the type of work I can do. All of it was done on the computer. Maybe I can help you out some time.

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