Illustrating a field guide

From 2012 until 2016, I worked with marine biologists and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to illustrate over 300 species of fish native to California, to be seen in the new edition of the book Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California, to be published in 2017 or 2018. With images provided by Milton Love, a fish biologist at UC Santa Barbara, as well as images from other biologists and institutions, I created an accurate rendering of each species. Find a copy for yourself when the book comes out, but for now see some examples below!

Three-banded butterflyfish

Three-banded butterflyfish

Skates

Skates

Fantail sole

Fantail sole

Sharks

Sharks

Pacific lookdown

Pacific lookdown

Bluefin killifish

Bluefin killifish

Blackbelly dragonfish

Blackbelly dragonfish

Treefish

Treefish