March 25, 2008

Another Iteration

Here's that same old swimmer in another outfit. This will be used for the cover of the Summer Issue of 'The Science Teacher.'

Posted by timf at 10:44 AM | Comments (1)

March 18, 2008

Summer Job

We've already wet our beach-loving feet with the summer issue of The Science Teacher.

Intellectuals, the ones who bathe in public, do so in only the modest of swim wear.

Posted by timf at 05:18 PM | Comments (0)

March 04, 2008

Latest Work

This is pretty much a shout out to Mr. Brooks and a hearty thank you for an awesome illustration class. So here's to lessons from great teachers that stick and skills newly sharpened.

The fifteen illustrations below are for a book that I lately designed titled "Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching." The book contains several short narratives about various K-8 standard science material such as moon phases, inertia and seed growth. Detailed scientific descriptions follow each story and elaborate on the concepts. The pairing of stories and useful lesson ideas help teachers plan the best way to communicate challenging material in a way which aids retention and encourages curiosity among the students.

I used a Wacom Bamboo Fun to execute fifteen illustrations for each lesson. I enjoyed getting to exercise the skills I learned in illustration class. I can't say that all of the pieces are stellar, but I like how they work together as an ensemble in the book. I'll post a scan of the cover once I get the blue-line from the printer (the foil stamping and stuff that are on the cover don't simulate well with those nifty Photoshop filters).

Posted by timf at 04:26 PM | Comments (2)