"Being an artist is the same as being a behavioral biologist: You have to be patient, open minded and willing to observe every little detail."
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My work is driven by my fascination for life. How all beings are so amazing in their form and function. Unique and beautiful!
I mainly use pencils and water color for my illustrations.
Hedges are much more than just a privacy screen for the house and garden. They are an important habitat in which many animals are hidden. Provided they are natural hedges made from native shrubs.
Bees use their whole body to communicate the direction and distance of the next food source.
The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
The humble bumble bees are the teddy bears of the air. They are able to heat up their own body temperature so they can collect pollen and nectar early in the morning
Look at these eyes! Tarsier live in the Indonesian rain forest and need to hear and see well. As they have huge eyes compared to the rest of their body they are also called cobold makis.
The males of the great bustard turn their wings during courtship and present the females their white elbow feathers - a great spectacle!
This illustration is made by ink and colour pencil. Hawthorn has flowers bees and other pollinators are crazy about. If you want to plant a natural hedge, this is the bush of your choice!
This illustration was a customized work for a scientist who studies these amazing animals. Their black and white pattern are so unique like our fingerprints. Each orca whale is different and can be recognized by its pattern.
This is one of my favorite drawings as I am researching the rabbit over 10 years. Rabbits use their urine and feces strategically to communicate with each other. No shit!
A beautiful Dovetail butterfly drawn with water color and ink. This illustration has been created for a text about pollinators.
I drew this one in 2015 for another biologist who studied the stress response of the Turbot. With both eyes on the left side, the Turbot lays flat on the bottom of the ocean. Perfectly camouflaged!
I enjoyed very much this drawing in all its details. The snails even have eyes on their antennae. The snails burrow in loose soil so they can hibernate and lay their eggs.
Yes, I love sushi! Nothing left to say but to take water colors and draw a yummi piece of sushi.
"Ita daki mas" as the Japanese would say.
Poecilia mexicana is a species of fish in the family Poeciliidae. They live in Mexico. This is also where I researched their sexual behavior. The female Atlantic Molly as all other Poecilids do not lay eggs but bear their offspring alive!
The Pistol shrimp or also Snapping shrimp called has a larger right claw with which he can create bubbles under water. The bubbles explode under water just as loud as a starting jet.
Peppered moths are nocturnal and spend their days dozing on tree trunks or walls. In the smoke-stained world of industrial England also the bark of birches turned dark. A darker form of the Peppered moth then became more abundant.
Foraminifera typically produce a shell made of calcium carbonate which can have either one or multiple chambers. Some can be so amazing in their shape as this little fellow here.
Poecilia mexicana is a species of fish in the family Poeciliidae. They live in Mexico. This is also where I researched their sexual behavior. The male Atlantic Molly has to put his gonopodium into the female to fertilize her eggs.
This illustration is one of my favorite. The campher leave has a beautiful form and the fruits are delicate and look like tiny eggcorns.
Poecilia sulphuraria is a species of fish in the family Poeciliidae. They live in Mexico in sulphuric streams. They have a little hook at the top of their head to grasp air on the water surface.