Author Archives: jldunbar

About jldunbar

An artist and science-enthusiast who loves making books

The Universe Verse is Live on Kickstarter

Wow, I am such a bad blogger.  My campaign has been running on Kickstarter now for over 2 weeks and I’m just now posting about it on my blog.  Well fortunately it’s been a wonderful two weeks.  I’d tell you … Continue reading

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26 Food Finders

I guess it doesn’t make a lot of sense that I shied away from the leaf illustration when I keep using animals everywhere.  It was just so hard to keep illustrating the concepts of life without using any real life … Continue reading

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25 Photosynthetic Food Generation

The factory idea wasn’t a part of the original sketch for this page.  Originally I was going to draw a leaf and some chloroplasts, but I decided I didn’t want to illustrate a real plant structure because I didn’t want … Continue reading

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24 Biodiversity!

This was a pretty epic page to illustrate.  Just getting together enough reference took quite a few hours.  Once it was all in place it was very enjoyable to draw the plants and animals, but when it got around to … Continue reading

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23 Species

I have to admit that drawing the deformed inter-species was fun, but I guess there is such a thing as too much hybridity.  I return to the metaphor of life as a river which has now braided and formed into … Continue reading

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22 Sex!

If I were a shrewd marketing professional I would probably do a better job of advertising that this book explains SEX.  Albeit in a very unsexy way.  But it couldn’t be skipped, as sex is a fundamental part of life … Continue reading

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21 Cellular Factory Floor

Between the different designs for the machines, the quasi-flowing panel structure and the repetitive wall of shelves this was another challenging, laborious page to take on.  It was a lot of fun though, and I enjoyed carrying on with the … Continue reading

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