I would like to introduce my amazing sister, Kelsey Broersma. I will be enriching my blog with her insightful posts from time to time. You can see her full blog at kbroersma.blogspot.com. Enjoy her post on skulls:
I love science, especially biology. As a kid, owning pets, watching Animal Planet, reading National Geographic, and discovering the ecosystem in my backyard fed my desire to learn more about the animal kingdom. As an adult, I still do all of those things and the natural world never ceases to amaze me. Drawing is learning. When I take the time to study a found object, I am amazed by its structure and complexity.
sight-sized", a technique where you draw the object the exact size you perceive it whether it is next to your paper or several feet in front of you.
Profile images display the most striking characteristics, so I let that rule guide my reference selection. Make sure you click on the image to enlarge it! I shaded the darkest areas to simplify the overall form.
If you want to see more scientific illustration, I recommend Cal State Monterey Bay's student gallery.
Have fun discovering!