SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS

When I'm not doing science, I'm frequently doing science illustrations. I am a self-taught artist, specializing in pencil and pen illustrations of astronomical phenomena. I believe that creativity and artistry are fundamental tools of science, education, and public engagement. 

 

My artwork has been published and showcased in a variety of different venues. I have published sketches in peer-reviewed journals (both for papers by me, and for others). I have provided cover-art for Nature Astronomy. I write and illustrate a recurring "News & Views"-style series for Nature Geoscience entitled "Sketch-Up". I was one of the co-founders, co-organizers, and participants of The Art of Planetary Science—a planetary science themed art show held at the University of Arizona since 2013. I routinely live-sketch science conferences (e.g., LPSC, DPS, AGU). I am also the "resident illustrator" on the New Horizons mission to the Kuiper belt, and am responsible for illustrating new results from the mission.

HAND-DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS:

Cassini's Grand Finale

Cassini's Grand Finale

The Interior Structure of Pluto

The Interior Structure of Pluto

Exploring the Galilean Satellites

Exploring the Galilean Satellites

Juno

Juno

NX-01

NX-01

Reorienting Pluto

Reorienting Pluto

New Horizons Science Team Meeting

New Horizons Science Team Meeting

Enterprise and Galileo

Enterprise and Galileo

Enterprise

Enterprise

MU69 Occultation Interpretation

MU69 Occultation Interpretation

South Pole-Aitken Sample Return

South Pole-Aitken Sample Return

MESSENGER

MESSENGER

Io Mission Patch

Io Mission Patch

Io Flyby

Io Flyby

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NATURE GEOSCIENCE SKETCH-UP:

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Snowstorms on Mars

Nature Geoscience 10, 625.

Impact-induced subduction

Nature Geoscience 10, 716.

Southern Ocean mixing

Nature Geoscience 10, 805.

Carbon at continental rifts

Nature Geoscience 10, 886.

Intra-plate volcanism

Nature Geoscience 11, 8.

Catastrophic glacier collapse

Nature Geoscience 11, 87.

Wandering exoplanets
Nature Geoscience, in press.

CONFERENCE SKETCHES:

My notes are colorful. I live-sketch conference proceedings for both my own edification, and for sharing new results with the public on social media. You can find my conference sketches on Twitter. I usually attend DPS, AGU, and LPSC.

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Samuel Howell, AGU 2017

Samuel Howell, AGU 2017

Sketching

Sketching

Hanna Sizemore, AGU 2017

Hanna Sizemore, AGU 2017

Alan Stern, AGU 2017

Alan Stern, AGU 2017

Supplies

Supplies

Katherine de Kleer, DPS 2017

Katherine de Kleer, DPS 2017

Maria Zuber, AGU 2017

Maria Zuber, AGU 2017

Yohai Kaspi, DPS 2017

Yohai Kaspi, DPS 2017

Sabine Stanley, DPS 2017

Sabine Stanley, DPS 2017

Mike Bland, DPS 2017

Mike Bland, DPS 2017

Amanda Zangari, DPS 2017

Amanda Zangari, DPS 2017

DATA VISUALIZATION:

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Mars

Mars

Procellarum

Procellarum

Pluto Topography

Pluto Topography

Moon

Moon

Planetary Gravity

Planetary Gravity

The Art of Planetary Science

The Art of Planetary Science

Dr. James Tuttle Keane. © 2023 by J.T. Keane, created with Wix.com.

Background image: LRO/LOLA topography of the Moon, visualization by J.T Keane.

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