John James Audubon
^ 'Large Billed Puffin' and 'Brown Pelican', 1827-1838
I chose his work to look at as I felt like it shared the same tonal values as Scott's. The book that I'm re-designing the cover for, 'Life on Earth', was originally published in 1979, (and that the subject of evolution starts from the beginning of time), I feel like this colour palette might fit perfectly. Plus his paintings represent the species of birds beautifully, and convey a peaceful mood with them.
Amy Rose Geden
Again, very similar to Katie Scott's compositions, but Geden uses darker backgrounds to make her illustrations 'pop'. I think that this simple arrangement of items portrays the natural objects as scientific and methodical, which would be appropriate for a non-fiction context.
I love the way that Taylor incorporates botanical illustration with animals; it not only adorns the creatures, but also contextualises them in an environment. Her work strays away from the traditional, and has a contemporary element to it which makes her stand out from the rest - her animals in particular have character and personality.