and other wildlife, to involve the public in scientific discovery, and to use our knowledge to protect our planet." -- birds.cornell.edu
For an artist, the lab provides a rare collection of resources to study the anatomy and behavior of a bird accurately.
The following are 2 of 4 window clings that I illustrated for the lab's promotional purposes. The American Goldfinch and the Rufous Hummingbird were first drawn
in graphite, scanned and then painted digitally.
As you can see, the overall anatomy of the bird has changed. A common mistake is to give birds foreheads and necks. Two things that many birds don't have.
These illustrations were then printed on clear sticky plastic so they can be placed on windows. They glow a little when light passes through them.
Thanks for dropping by. More on the way.birds.cornell.edu
Bartels Science Illustration Intern
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