I am taking an independent study this semester with one of my professors to practice digital painting using Adobe Photoshop. In biology class I have always liked learning about symbiosis, which is the close relationship between two different species. There are three types of symbiosis; mutualism (both species benefit), commensalism (one species benefits and the other is neither being harmed nor benefitting), and parasitism (only one species benefits while the other is being harmed). The audience for my painting are children in 8th grade. To make this subject more appealing to them I am going to layout the illustrations as though they are apart of a scoreboard. Stay tuned to see what the final layout will look like. Until then here are the sketches for my species interactions.
1. flower – hummingbird hawk moth
2. sea anemone – clownfish
3. nile crocodile – egyptian plover
1. barnacles – sea turtle
2. epiphyte – sturdy tree
3. oyster – pea crab
1. hookworm – intestines
2. catalpa catepillar – wasp eggs
3. mosquito – human
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