Biological Illustrations

Marla has been a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators since 1992 (most years, at least!).
She is currently an active member of the Finger Lakes Chapter.

Work is done on commission for scientific articles, books, and educational materials.
Media include technical pen, graphite, carbon dust, watercolor, and computer illustration.


Comparison of diagnostic crosseolid shell features of Crossea miranda and Conradia cingulifera
Published in: Hickman C.S. 2013. Crosseolidae, a new family of skeneiform microgastropods and progress toward definition of monophyletic Skeneidae. American Malacological Bulletin 31(1): 1-16.  © Marla Coppolino

Poraniopsis inflatus reacting to another sea star
Published in: Anderson, R. C. and R. L. Shimek, 2010. Arm deflation in the rare thorny sea star, Poraniopsis inflatus (Asteroidea: Poraniidae), a defensive response to other sea stars? The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 124(3): 199-203. Technical pen. © Marla Coppolino


Bivalve illustrations from Mikkelsen, P.M. et al, 2006. Phylogeny of Veneroidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) based on morphology and molecules. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society. 148:439-521. Technical pen.  © Marla Coppolino

Euchemotrema hubrichti.  For American Malacological Society logo, 2008.  Technical pen.  © Marla Coppolino

Series Fibonacci's Numbers in Nature  © Marla Coppolino
Carbon dust, graphite, watercolor, colored pencil



Illustrations are copyright protected.  Do not use without explicit permission from the artist.