Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Here is a great blog post on how to become a marine biologist: http://goo.gl/w0H09E. Some of the tips Michelle gives count just the same in case you want to become an illustrator, or even if you want to become a marine biologist AND an illustrator, like me :) (some folks just want it all, don't they?).
The story is on the blog 'Basin-scale exploration of Atlantic plankton', which I have the honour of illustrating at the moment. The blog covers the experiences of a team of ocean scientists cruising the Atlantic in search of plankton - tiny ocean creatures.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
This may have been fine half a century ago, but in today's day we find that discriminative and offensive. So there is a restyling movement for Black Petes happening right now. First, we will be calling them Petes, and second, their skin tone is becoming more flexible.
Sinterklaas himself, in the meantime, remains a white male and I cannot help but ponder on this now and then. So here is an alternative Sinterklaas for you to enjoy.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
I am reading 'A fish caught in time: the search for the coelacanth', by Samantha Weinberg. Also doing a book review of the recent Dutch translation. Coelacanths don't walk on their leg-like fins on the sea floor, contrary to popular belief. However, they do stand on their heads in the water when you scare or surprise them.