A little while back, Nicolle Rager Fuller created a wasp composed entirely of microbes for Science News magazine’s special feature entitled  Microscopic Menagerie.

In a fantastic blog post, Nicolle takes you through her steps and process for creating this illustration – from getting started, to sculpting, to putting it all together.

For any artists, scientists, and lovers of nature out there, we highly recommend you read the post here.


Nicolle Rager Fuller: hand placing each microbe using Zbrush’s insert mesh tool



Nicolle Rager Fuller: several different styles rendered using zbrush’s built-in materials and then imported into Photoshop

Via Nicolle Rager Fuller