Biological

Pollen Peepers

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in Biological, Illustration

Pollen Peepers

Adaptive Radiation of the Pollen Peeper (from: An Origin of Species WGBH Evolution Initiatives ) For interactive web module about the evolutionary theory of Adaptive Radiation. The objectives of this project are to explore adaptive radiation, the evolutionary process by which a single species can diversify into many species, all with different adaptive traits, and to understand the factors that push and/or allow for different populations of the same species to diverge and eventually become separate species. Here a fictitious bird, the Pollen Peeper (based similarly to the North American House...

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17 Year Cicada

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 in Biological, Featured, Illustration

17 Year Cicada

This illustration was created traditionally from a specimen that was first caught in 1996 during the 17 Year brood of Reston, Virginia. It was drawn using an old filed microscope and captured using the traditional medium of airbrushed lampblack watercolor and film pencil on ultra smooth press illustration board. Magicicada septendecim (17-Year Cicada) Dorsal habitus illustrated as an anatomical study. Specimen collected by the artist during a 1996 Virginia brood of the 17-year cicada. © 2002 Fairman Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved. To request permission & acquire license for usage,...

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Penguins of the World

Posted on Mar 11, 2003 in Biological, Featured, Illustration

Penguins of the World

Fairman Studios was chosen among a number of other illustration studios to create original illustrations that are now be part of an interactive walk-through display for the Saint Louis Zoo Penguin and Puffin Coast Exhibit, which opened at the zoo in Spring 2003. This poster (which may be purchased at http://penguinsoftheworld.com) was created after the project was completed as an educational and promotional piece showing all 17 species of penguins. The Saint Louis Zoo, Ten 8 Group, Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV), Pacific Studio and Fairman Studios teamed up to create the new...

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Feline Anatomy

Posted on Dec 21, 2002 in Anatomical, Biological, Illustration

Feline Anatomy

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Hercules Beetle

Posted on Nov 22, 1998 in Biological, Illustration

Hercules Beetle

Medium: Colored Pencil on Bristol Board Description: Dynastes tityus (Eastern Hercules Beetle) Dorsal habitus (full anatomical view) of a scarab beetle; also used as the logo for the SEL United States Department of Agriculture Coleoptera Web Site

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Turtle Flipper Anatomy

Posted on May 26, 1998 in Biological, Illustration

Turtle Flipper Anatomy

This anatomical plate was created for scientific publication, illustrating the muscular and boney anatomy of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle flipper. It was executed and drawn completely from dissection. The final plate was the recipient of the Association of Medical Illustrators Certificate of Merit, in the Editorial category at the 1998 Annual Meeting, held in Toronto, Ontario. Medium: Airbrushed Watercolor and Film Pencil. The Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) is the smallest of all sea turtles. Adult Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles weigh 80-120 lbs and are 26-30 inches long....

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