Diggers, Borers, Suckers, Biters and Parasites

The Empire Eukaryota: Diggers, Borers, Suckers, Biters and Parasites. Pigment and India ink on 19" x 22" Bristol Board.


Varanus komodoensis

Varanus komodoensis. Pigment and India ink drawing on 19"x22" Bristol Board. It took me a year to complete this drawing. I started it last summer at my husband's request. I wanted to give it to him as a birthday present. His birthday came and went, I decided to finish it for Christmas. That too came and went. A few months ago I decided to dust off the drawing and complete it. It was a struggle to draw and enhance each scale. Finally it is done, just in time for his birthday. Happy Birthday to my Viking.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Varanus
Species: Varanus komodoensis
Binomial Name: Varanus komodoensis

Drawing Materials: Pigment, India ink, Bristol Board and extreme patience.


Dead Man's Fingers

Empire: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Family: Xylariaceae
Genus: Xylaria
Species: X. polymorpha
Binomial Name: Xylaria polymorpha (Pers.) Grev., (1824)
Common Name: Dead Man's Fingers