Cougar, Mountain lion, Puma, Florida Panther..... Whatever you want to call the largest of the small cat species, Puma concolor is one of North America's most elusive and enchanting felines to roam the wilderness. This post will focus on the step-by-step process I did while drawing the cougar mount from the Field Museum's exhibit hall. … Continue reading Cougar portrait in pastel
The daily grind gives artistic inspiration
After the Field Museum Women in Science and Art blog post, many of you wanted to find out more about what is new about my job at the museum. As most of you have read in one of my past posts (Yes, I do have a job to pay the bills...) a couple years ago, … Continue reading The daily grind gives artistic inspiration
Women in Science and Art
Women in Science and Art: Rebecca Banasiak, Mammals Collections Assistant and Preparator In March, many of my colleagues and I, were asked to answer some questions about what it is like to be either a women in science or a women in art. I am lucky enough to be one of the few who was … Continue reading Women in Science and Art
Throwback Thursday – #1
This is from the year 2000 when I was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The second stipple I ever did in pen and ink. Beetle, ink stipple on vellum, 11x17.