Thought I'd include a quick post on naturalist drawings after spending the day with Jane. This style always leaves me in awe--the amount of detail that goes into making a science illustration is mind boggling!
Here are a couple of Walton Ford's paintings. Jane introduced me to his work today--his art is filled with hidden symbols and usually make references on culture and politics.
And there's Ernst Heckel--German biologist, naturalist, artist (among many other talents). His illustrations will stop you dead in your tracks, I could spend hours staring at them! I've had his stuff bookmarked for a while waiting for the right time to post about it:
You can find more of his work on this flickr stream here. And another great post about Hackel can be seen on F'eld.