ginasketch: (smug)
Yeah, I'm still sticking with LJ. More people read it. *shrug*

Anyway, my yearlong traineeship has come to an end and I'm currently embarking on my AMA Qualification. I have a new blog for this and the curatorialtrainee one will no longer be updated:

From LJ

Dec. 9th, 2011 12:45 pm
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[profile] luckyleaf1977: What is up with this picture? It's like Janeway and Q had a BFF sleepover.

[personal profile] ginasketch: Maybe they did. I bet they spent all night having "girl talk" about Picard and Chakotay.

I also found this on tumblr. It's the BEST THING EVAR:

ginasketch: (Blasphemy)
Christ. I'm sick of LJ being down because of DDOS attacks. Considering starting to cross post everything I write there over here instead of just using DW as a back up archive.

Too many people read LJ for me to leave it completely. But this is just happening way too much. Plus there was that phishing attack too.


Aug. 1st, 2011 01:58 pm
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Was just about to post this photo of me holding a potoo because...well, It's a potoo and therefore awesome- but I just found out Scientific American linked to my blog


I mean...thank you!


Jun. 10th, 2011 01:21 pm
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So remember a while back the curator of Entomology said he wanted me to write and illustrate an article for his Entomology blog?

Well It's up! And it includes a painting I did of a weevil.
ginasketch: (kakapo)

Also the Okapi drawing went to a good home yesterday

Thanks to everyone who came out last night! I had fun.
Tonight, dinner at The English Pig with Ozzy! I don't normally get to eat in restaurants of this caliber so I'm really looking forward to it!
ginasketch: (haha losers)
It feels good to be back in London.

Today I went to the Grant Museum of Zoology and chatted a bit with my mentor. I also met this lovely lady called Janet, who is the scientific illustrator at the Grant. She was very nice. I might go and draw there this week as they welcome artists.

I took some photos but sadly do not have my USB cable with me for the camera. Will have to upload them when I get back.

Looking forward to drinks later with [ profile] nadriel. Feeling very happy. ^^
ginasketch: (batty)
Now the only thing is, if I eat it head first will it flail around my room for 30 seconds?

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Image heavy behind the cut )
ginasketch: (yay)
The BBC museum piece starts at 24:50. I have now uploaded it to youtube, so you can view it no matter where you are!


Mar. 21st, 2011 08:06 am
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One of my stipple drawings for the Soil Biodiversity Team at the NHM is finished. This is a dung beetle (Geotropes sp.)

ginasketch: (cuddly cassowary)
Animals in the conservation department waiting to go on display in the new gallery:

More pictures )

Going to sleep now. Exhausted but happy
ginasketch: (gossiping parrots)
Last night I was in quite a lot of pain (I still feel sore), but to cheer myself up I decided to draw something cartoony and fun, as I haven't done so in a while. Plus I have a backlog of commissions to finish before I move to Manchester. I think I might draw a series of New Zealand flightless birds as they all seem so odd and interesting.

© Copyright 2011 Gina Allnatt
ginasketch: (violin)
There is an article on the Phylo Project in the Natural History Museum children's magazine Second Nature.

More! )

ETA: You can download a hi-res copy of the poster here!
ginasketch: (yay)
...I got the Manchester position!!!!!!!!

I've been given a month or so to move, Just waiting for paperwork etc. I'm walking on air. HURRAH! I DID IT!
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Stipple drawing of a dung beetle from the New Forest (It's not quite finished):

Life sized:


Jan. 21st, 2011 06:47 pm
ginasketch: (puffin post)
Guys, I'm going to work with scientists in the Entomology department. Before any of you go "but isn't that what you already do?" let me explain.

I'm going to do scientific illustration! I told Dan about the internship I was applying for and he said he would find some projects for me to do and that he would appreciate it because they need that sort of thing for papers etc. I don't know exactly what those projects will be yet but man, I'm excited!

Speaking of scientific illustration, the Images of Nature gallery opened today, and it's promoting both old and modern scientific illustration heavily. Here they are talking about one of my favorite images on display by Mark Russell.

Journal of Henry Walter Bates

In Print

Jan. 11th, 2011 09:01 pm
ginasketch: (batty)
I finally received my copy of the latest Waterhouse Times today while working in Entomology. The magazine officially comes out on Friday, and I will send out the hard copies to those who responded to my Facebook message. Here is the article! You can click through to read a large version:

Also, I recently did a page for [ profile] jabberworks's The Pickle magazine. I did the science page hee hee. If you haven't checked out Sarah's website and books, you really should do so. I promise you will enjoy them.

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I drew this yesterday. This little guy is for sale. He's drawn with Prismacolor pencils on cotton vellum paper. The drawing measures approximately 9 inches high and 8 inches in width.

Lovebird £30.00
Lovebird £30.00

Paypal would be best for me, though I will accept cheques. Thanks for looking!
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