After looking through a lot of pen drawing of reptiles, I was sure I wanted to work on one of them but coming across a picture that would fit the bill took a long time. I came across this image on Instagram and knew I have found the perfect reference image. Little did I know, the amazing outcomes of a pen drawing of scales is as tedious as one can imagine. It was a slow process but a thoroughly enjoyable one. I hope to make more reptile sketches in the future.
My last year at Current Conservation…
As Current Conservation Magazine completes a decade of production, we take a leap into the world of kids publication. This year we introduce a section for kids and I move into the role of Art and Design editor focusing primarily on the look and feel of the magazine.
Another year at Current Conservation Magazine
The third year as the Managing Editor of Current Conservation Magazine I improved on my skills and experimented with different layouts.
The second year as the Managing Editor of Current Conservation Magazine led to more responsibilities yet my favourite part was interactions with the illustrators and visualising the text into illustrations. From the time the article comes in until the layout is done and ready for print – that constituted the most exciting part of my job. The typical managing editor is not responsible to do the layout and design for the magazine print but I looked forward to that bit of the publishing process.
A few years ago, I decided to take a break from science research and step out into periphery to explore other options. And to my luck, I bumped into my then boss who was not only willing to give me a chance to try something new but pushed me to learn and build new skills. This was my introduction to editorial designs. Straight out biochemistry lab into the lap of science communication. Six years down the line, I still am away from the laboratory and exploring new grounds where science and art meet.