Over at The Flying Trilobite, Glendon Mellow posts five portraits of scientists/evolutionists, including Genie Scott, Richard Dawkins, Jane Goodall, Craig Venter et moi. This was a task for his drawing course:
This is the series Lights I began for my drawing course at York. Our project was to draw between 5 and 30 heads. The idea and compositions I set for myself are fairly simple. Draw portraits of living biologists, each with a light source on their heads, and incorporating a double helix form.
I like the fly, and am flattered by the idea to do my portrait (my first, I think), but wish I didn’t look so australopithecine (note: not the artist’s fault!)
My favorite is the joint Venter/Dawkins portrait:
All artwork copyrighted by Glendon Mellow.