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medical illustration of An informative, densely-illustrated environment with text, featuring birds and mammals in their grassland habitat. Featuring a pair of nesting California quail (Calipepla californica), Pacific garter snake (Pituoiphis catenifer catenifer), California meadow vole (Microtus californicus), Grasshopper sparrow, Black-tailed deer, Black-tailed jackrabbit, and Red-tail hawk.
medical illustration of An informative, densely-illustrated environment with text, featuring birds and mammals in their grassland habitat. Featuring a pair of nesting California quail (Calipepla californica), Pacific garter snake (Pituoiphis catenifer catenifer), California meadow vole (Microtus californicus), Grasshopper sparrow, Black-tailed deer, Black-tailed jackrabbit, and Red-tail hawk.

Creatures of the Coastal Prairie

An informative, densely-illustrated environment with text, featuring birds and mammals in their grassland habitat. Featuring a pair of nesting California quail (Calipepla californica), Pacific garter snake (Pituoiphis catenifer catenifer), California meadow vole (Microtus californicus), Grasshopper sparrow, Black-tailed deer, Black-tailed jackrabbit, and Red-tail hawk.

Keywords: Line with Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Microscopic freshwater hydra locomotion medical illustration of Microscopic freshwater hydra locomotion

Somersaulting Hydra

Microscopic freshwater hydra locomotion

Keywords: Line with Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Biology, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Close up of moss and lichens, created for educational materials, brochure, and signage in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge. medical illustration of Close up of moss and lichens, created for educational materials, brochure, and signage in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Moss and Lichens

Close up of moss and lichens, created for educational materials, brochure, and signage in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Keywords: Black & White, Information Graphics, Line, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Biology, Botany, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) metamorphosis; adult monarch is shown emerging from its chrysalis. medical illustration of Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) metamorphosis; adult monarch is shown emerging from its chrysalis.

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) metamorphosis; adult monarch is shown emerging from its chrysalis.

Keywords: Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Stock, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

medical illustration of A Cretaceous beach scene, landscape featuring flora and fauna found in the fossil record of the Moreno Shale region of CA, USA. medical illustration of A Cretaceous beach scene, landscape featuring flora and fauna found in the fossil record of the Moreno Shale region of CA, USA.

Cretaceous California

A Cretaceous beach scene, landscape featuring flora and fauna found in the fossil record of the Moreno Shale region of CA, USA.

Keywords: Color, Editorial, Education, Research, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature

©BLM
medical illustration of Sea stars of the Pacific Northwest intertidal, including bat star (Patiria miniata), ochre star (Pisaster ochraceous), leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) and a young knobby star (Pisaster giganteus).  medical illustration of Sea stars of the Pacific Northwest intertidal, including bat star (Patiria miniata), ochre star (Pisaster ochraceous), leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) and a young knobby star (Pisaster giganteus).

Sea Stars of the Pacific Northwest

Sea stars of the Pacific Northwest intertidal, including bat star (Patiria miniata), ochre star (Pisaster ochraceous), leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) and a young knobby star (Pisaster giganteus).

Keywords: Color, Museum / Zoo, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Enteroctopus dofleini, the Giant Pacific octopus medical illustration of Enteroctopus dofleini, the Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

Enteroctopus dofleini, the Giant Pacific octopus

Keywords: Airbrush, Color, Museum / Zoo, Games, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan

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© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Ornithology; Asia; iridescent tropical bird; drongo paradiseus medical illustration of Ornithology; Asia; iridescent tropical bird; drongo paradiseus

Drongo paradiseus

Ornithology; Asia; iridescent tropical bird; drongo paradiseus

Keywords: Color, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Stock, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Asian elephant medical illustration of Asian elephant

Elephant

Asian elephant

Keywords: Black & White, Color, Advertising / Marketing, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

medical illustration of Salamander endemic to caves in California; endangered species. Created for display and signage graphics. medical illustration of Salamander endemic to caves in California; endangered species. Created for display and signage graphics.

Salamander

Salamander endemic to caves in California; endangered species. Created for display and signage graphics.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Education, Publishing, Biology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Madrono by P. Zika. Full habit view, comparisons, and  magnified details of identifying characteristics of Carex xerophila, including ladder-fibrillose sheath and scabrous veins.

medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Madrono by P. Zika. Full habit view, comparisons, and  magnified details of identifying characteristics of Carex xerophila, including ladder-fibrillose sheath and scabrous veins.

Carex botanical illustration

Pen and ink illustration published in Madrono by P. Zika. Full habit view, comparisons, and magnified details of identifying characteristics of Carex xerophila, including ladder-fibrillose sheath and scabrous veins.

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© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Invertebrate species endemic to caves in California. medical illustration of Invertebrate species endemic to caves in California.

Invertebrates

Invertebrate species endemic to caves in California.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Zoology

medical illustration of Black & White, Line, Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Biology, Zoology medical illustration of Black & White, Line, Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Biology, Zoology

Mollusk Eyes Diagram

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Biology, Zoology

medical illustration of The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; magnified views medical illustration of The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; magnified views

The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; magnified views

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Education, Biology, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Ultracentrifuge, detail from a short animation; graphic for Seton Scientific, Inc. medical illustration of Ultracentrifuge, detail from a short animation; graphic for Seton Scientific, Inc.

Ultracentrifuge

Ultracentrifuge, detail from a short animation; graphic for Seton Scientific, Inc.

Keywords: Airbrush, Design, Line with Color, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Research, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Airbrush, Color, Line with Color, Editorial, Web, Biology medical illustration of Airbrush, Color, Line with Color, Editorial, Web, Biology

Human

Keywords: Airbrush, Color, Line with Color, Editorial, Web, Biology

medical illustration of Graphite and digital media illustration. 
A comparison of magnified cross-section views of (a) fossilized fungal filaments (Prototaxites, 300 mya), and (b) a modern fungus.  medical illustration of Graphite and digital media illustration. 
A comparison of magnified cross-section views of (a) fossilized fungal filaments (Prototaxites, 300 mya), and (b) a modern fungus.

Fossil tissue

Graphite and digital media illustration. A comparison of magnified cross-section views of (a) fossilized fungal filaments (Prototaxites, 300 mya), and (b) a modern fungus.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Publishing, Technology, Biology, Natural History

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Magnified lichen

Keywords: Black & White, Line with Color, Education, Publishing, Botany

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Human

Keywords: Airbrush, Color, Education, Multimedia, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, Physical Therapy

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Eugenia nosibensis, one of a series of botanical illustrations published in Systematic Botany, author N. Snow; Studies of Malagasy Eugenia (Myrtaceae) — II: Four New Species, Including One Eaten by Black Lemurs on Nosy Be
medical illustration of Eugenia nosibensis, one of a series of botanical illustrations published in Systematic Botany, author N. Snow; Studies of Malagasy Eugenia (Myrtaceae) — II: Four New Species, Including One Eaten by Black Lemurs on Nosy Be

New Eugenia sp of Madagascar

Eugenia nosibensis, one of a series of botanical illustrations published in Systematic Botany, author N. Snow; Studies of Malagasy Eugenia (Myrtaceae) — II: Four New Species, Including One Eaten by Black Lemurs on Nosy Be

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Biology, Botany

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Magnified stem, cross section view of vessel elements. medical illustration of Magnified stem, cross section view of vessel elements.

Vessel elements

Magnified stem, cross section view of vessel elements.

Keywords: Color, Line with Color, Education, Biology, Botany

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Fern life cycle medical illustration of Fern life cycle

Life cycle

Fern life cycle

Keywords: Design, Line with Color, Education, Publishing, Web, Biology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Rhodora: medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Rhodora:

Juncaceae sp

Pen and ink illustration published in Rhodora: "Juncus trilocularis, A New Rush Species from Western North America," by P Zika. Full habit view; magnified details and comparisons.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Publishing, Biology, Botany

© Rhodora
medical illustration of Diagram of the life cycle of a fern, showing ploidy levels of each generation. Spores fall from the indusium on the underside of mature fronds (top); haploid gametophyte generation and diploid sporophyte generation (diagram, center); fertilization occurs on the underside of gametophyte tissue (bottom). medical illustration of Diagram of the life cycle of a fern, showing ploidy levels of each generation. Spores fall from the indusium on the underside of mature fronds (top); haploid gametophyte generation and diploid sporophyte generation (diagram, center); fertilization occurs on the underside of gametophyte tissue (bottom).

Life cycle

Diagram of the life cycle of a fern, showing ploidy levels of each generation. Spores fall from the indusium on the underside of mature fronds (top); haploid gametophyte generation and diploid sporophyte generation (diagram, center); fertilization occurs on the underside of gametophyte tissue (bottom).

Keywords: Color, Information Graphics, Education, Biology, Botany

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) male parental behaviors. Comparing evolutionary stable strategies: parental, female mimic, and cryptic. Research, behavioral ecology.
medical illustration of Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) male parental behaviors. Comparing evolutionary stable strategies: parental, female mimic, and cryptic. Research, behavioral ecology.

Bluegills, Male Parental Behavior Comparison

Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) male parental behaviors. Comparing evolutionary stable strategies: parental, female mimic, and cryptic. Research, behavioral ecology.

Keywords: Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Research, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Color illustration of male gouldian finches, created for client B Sinervo, behavioral ecologist, research scientist; an example of evolution and divergence, with the yellow-faced variety increasingly rare in the wild. medical illustration of Color illustration of male gouldian finches, created for client B Sinervo, behavioral ecologist, research scientist; an example of evolution and divergence, with the yellow-faced variety increasingly rare in the wild.

Gouldian Finches

Color illustration of male gouldian finches, created for client B Sinervo, behavioral ecologist, research scientist; an example of evolution and divergence, with the yellow-faced variety increasingly rare in the wild.

Keywords: Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Research, Biology, Natural Science / Nature, Ornithology, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Native Hawaiian coral reef species, a mural; including the Hawaiian day octopus, green sea turtle, yellowfin goatfish, convict tang and yellow tang, moorish idol, ornate butterflyfish, various urchins and corals. medical illustration of Native Hawaiian coral reef species, a mural; including the Hawaiian day octopus, green sea turtle, yellowfin goatfish, convict tang and yellow tang, moorish idol, ornate butterflyfish, various urchins and corals.

Hawaiian Coral Reef

Native Hawaiian coral reef species, a mural; including the Hawaiian day octopus, green sea turtle, yellowfin goatfish, convict tang and yellow tang, moorish idol, ornate butterflyfish, various urchins and corals.

Keywords: Color, Museum / Zoo, Games, Natural Science / Nature

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Or, ladybug saves the cabbage: the two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata), a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae, is  shown closing in on the destructive Brevicoryne brassicae, commonly known as the cabbage aphid. Illustrated for a young audience. medical illustration of Or, ladybug saves the cabbage: the two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata), a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae, is  shown closing in on the destructive Brevicoryne brassicae, commonly known as the cabbage aphid. Illustrated for a young audience.

Ladybug (Adalia bipunctata) and Aphids

Or, ladybug saves the cabbage: the two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata), a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae, is shown closing in on the destructive Brevicoryne brassicae, commonly known as the cabbage aphid. Illustrated for a young audience.

Keywords: Cartoon, Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Games, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Zoology

© Krista Anandakuttan
medical illustration of Botanical illustration in color, with magnified dissections and details in black and white. medical illustration of Botanical illustration in color, with magnified dissections and details in black and white.

Red water lily, Nymphaea nouchali

Botanical illustration in color, with magnified dissections and details in black and white.

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© Krista Anandakuttan

Krista Anandakuttan

medical illustration of An informative, densely-illustrated environment with text, featuring birds and mammals in their grassland habitat. Featuring a pair of nesting California quail (Calipepla californica), Pacific garter snake (Pituoiphis catenifer catenifer), California meadow vole (Microtus californicus), Grasshopper sparrow, Black-tailed deer, Black-tailed jackrabbit, and Red-tail hawk.
medical illustration of Microscopic freshwater hydra locomotion
medical illustration of Close up of moss and lichens, created for educational materials, brochure, and signage in the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
medical illustration of Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) metamorphosis; adult monarch is shown emerging from its chrysalis.
medical illustration of A Cretaceous beach scene, landscape featuring flora and fauna found in the fossil record of the Moreno Shale region of CA, USA.
medical illustration of Sea stars of the Pacific Northwest intertidal, including bat star (Patiria miniata), ochre star (Pisaster ochraceous), leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) and a young knobby star (Pisaster giganteus).
medical illustration of Enteroctopus dofleini, the Giant Pacific octopus
medical illustration of Ornithology; Asia; iridescent tropical bird; drongo paradiseus
medical illustration of Asian elephant
medical illustration of Salamander endemic to caves in California; endangered species. Created for display and signage graphics.
medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Madrono by P. Zika. Full habit view, comparisons, and  magnified details of identifying characteristics of Carex xerophila, including ladder-fibrillose sheath and scabrous veins.
medical illustration of Invertebrate species endemic to caves in California.
medical illustration of Black & White, Line, Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Biology, Zoology
medical illustration of The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; magnified views
medical illustration of Ultracentrifuge, detail from a short animation; graphic for Seton Scientific, Inc.
medical illustration of Airbrush, Color, Line with Color, Editorial, Web, Biology
medical illustration of Graphite and digital media illustration. 
A comparison of magnified cross-section views of (a) fossilized fungal filaments (Prototaxites, 300 mya), and (b) a modern fungus.
medical illustration of Black & White, Line with Color, Education, Publishing, Botany
medical illustration of Airbrush, Color, Education, Multimedia, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, Physical Therapy
medical illustration of Eugenia nosibensis, one of a series of botanical illustrations published in Systematic Botany, author N. Snow; Studies of Malagasy Eugenia (Myrtaceae) — II: Four New Species, Including One Eaten by Black Lemurs on Nosy Be
medical illustration of Magnified stem, cross section view of vessel elements.
medical illustration of Fern life cycle
medical illustration of Pen and ink illustration published in Rhodora:
medical illustration of Diagram of the life cycle of a fern, showing ploidy levels of each generation. Spores fall from the indusium on the underside of mature fronds (top); haploid gametophyte generation and diploid sporophyte generation (diagram, center); fertilization occurs on the underside of gametophyte tissue (bottom).
medical illustration of Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) male parental behaviors. Comparing evolutionary stable strategies: parental, female mimic, and cryptic. Research, behavioral ecology.
medical illustration of Color illustration of male gouldian finches, created for client B Sinervo, behavioral ecologist, research scientist; an example of evolution and divergence, with the yellow-faced variety increasingly rare in the wild.
medical illustration of Native Hawaiian coral reef species, a mural; including the Hawaiian day octopus, green sea turtle, yellowfin goatfish, convict tang and yellow tang, moorish idol, ornate butterflyfish, various urchins and corals.
medical illustration of Or, ladybug saves the cabbage: the two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata), a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae, is  shown closing in on the destructive Brevicoryne brassicae, commonly known as the cabbage aphid. Illustrated for a young audience.
medical illustration of Botanical illustration in color, with magnified dissections and details in black and white.

Biography

Find Krista on cliff edges, in museum vaults, classrooms and jungles. Scientific illustrator since 2008, BS Ecology and evolutionary biology, Science Illustration Graduate Program (UCSC). Traditional and digital media for the web and print: pen and ink, watercolor, mixed media, digital media. Creating engaging illustrations from concept to finish, perfectly formatted for your needs, on budget and on time. Clients include individual researchers, companies, educational and peer review publishers, academic and research institutions, ecological preserves, non-profit educational foundations.

Style/Techniques

Airbrush, Black & White, Cartoon, Color, Design, Information Graphics, Line, Line with Color

Subject/Specialties

Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Ornithology, Physical Therapy, Zoology