Inspirations for Natural History Book Illustrations

This page shows some of the inspirations for my natural history book illustrations.

I am beginning with images that I found interesting and exciting while working on my illustrations for Jennifer Berne’s text for How The Sea Came To Be: And All the Creatures In It published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. I will be steadily adding to this page.

Coral illustration by artist Ernst Haeckel
How the Sea Came to Be Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘It rained oceans and oceans all over the world‘ (Pixel dimensions available w12600 x h6900 includes bleed)
How the Sea Came to Be Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘It rained oceans and oceans all over the world‘ (Pixel dimensions available w12600 x h6900 includes bleed)
How the Sea Came to Be Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘It rained oceans and oceans all over the world‘ (Pixel dimensions available w12600 x h6900 includes bleed)
How the Sea Came to Be Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘It rained oceans and oceans all over the world‘ (Pixel dimensions available w12600 x h6900 includes bleed)
How the Sea Came to Be Gallery. Illustration 7 ‘It rained oceans and oceans all over the world‘ (Pixel dimensions available w12600 x h6900 includes bleed)
Photo of an ammonite shell cut in two and polished
Photo of an ammonite shell cut in two and polished
Photo of an ammonite shell cut in two and polished
Photo of an ammonite shell cut in two and polished
Photo of an ammonite shell cut in two and polished
Brain Coral photo in black and white
Brain Coral photo in black and white
Brain Coral photo in black and white
Brain Coral photo in black and white
Brain Coral photo in black and white
Brain Coral photo in black and white