I’ve discovered over the past few weeks that I actually do have fans of my wildlife artwork, including professional colleagues in environmental consulting. That makes me extraordinarily happy, and even more driven to regularly produce new illustrations and continue to pursue scientific illustration as a “shadow career” side-by-side with consulting.
I’ve endeavored to post updates on works in progress on a regular basis. Anyone following me may have noticed that has slowed considerably. It will continue to be slow, and here’s why:
- My “primary” career is as a biological consultant.
- With the arrival of March, it is now the busy season for biological consulting.
- I am fortunate to now be pretty flush with work and work prospects as a consultant for the foreseeable future.
Consulting, especially when you are independent, is not a 9 to 5 job. I am in a position at this time of year that if I am working on anything, it needs to be a furtherance of one of my consulting projects (I have a lot of technical writing to do). I am trying to make some progress, even if it’s just 15 minutes-worth, on my current illustration work in progress every day. At that rate, however, it will take awhile to finish the current Great Horned Owl piece. Don’t despair, however, as biology is decidedly seasonal work and I will almost certainly have more time to get back into illustration when we get into summer.
Until then, feel free to check out my existing work at wildlife.graphics.