Carly Uzar


BFA Illustration | Class of 2020


Bio
I am a senior Illustration major at Daemen College, currently focusing on nature illustration. Much of my work is inspired by my interest in small and often overlooked organisms which I try to evoke the beauty of through detailed rendering in traditional media like colored pencil and watercolor.


Contact
email: carlyuzar@gmail.com


Overlooked: Elevating National Geographic Articles Through Illustration
For this project I took two National Geographic articles from their website and created illustrations and layouts that could theoretically be used in a physical magazine. I chose articles that I felt weren’t as approachable or not as immediately gripping as others so I could utilize my illustrations to highlight the message(s) of the articles and draw in more readers. All pieces are done in colored pencil, with the latter also having a watercolor base, to emphasize the intricacies of the organisms being illustrated.



ARTICLE 1


Digital mockup for page one of the first article.
Digital mockup for pages two and three of the first article.
Milk Cap; Colored Pencil; 6.75”x5”.
Enoki; Colored Pencil; 4.75”x6.25”.
Mycena; Colored Pencil; 5”x7”.
Oyster; Colored Pencil; 8.75”x4.75”.
Satan’s Bolete; Colored Pencil; 6.5”x6.5”.
Pholiota; Colored Pencil; 5”x5”.
King Bolete; Colored Pencil; 6.75”x6”.
Turkey Tail; Colored Pencil; 7”x8”.
Bonnet; Colored Pencil; 5”x6”.
Morel; Colored Pencil; 4.25”x6.25”.
Fly Agaric; Colored Pencil; 5.5”x7.25”.
Gills and Mycelium; Colored Pencil; 10.75”x14.5”.
Golden Mushroom; Colored Pencil; 10.75”x8.75”.

ARTICLE 2


Digital mockup for pages one and two of the second article.
Digital mockup for pages three and four of the second article.
American Toad; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 6”x7.25”.
White’s Tree Frog; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 6”x8.5”.
Emperor Newt; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 6”x11.5”.
Arboreal Salamander; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 5.5”x9.5”.
Midwife Toad; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 6.5”x5.25.”
Fire Salamander; Watercolor and Colored Pencil; 8.75”x6.25.”