About the artist

melalalderpwatHello! Welcome to my website. I am currently an Anthropology major at Sacramento State University where I am focusing on Paleoanthropology, the study of our ancestors and other extinct primates. My goal is to collaborate with researchers in order to create reconstructions of our early ancestors. Although I am earning a degree in Anthropology, I am passionate about Biology and everything that it encompasses, particularly Natural history. I became inspired to pursue Anthropology after taking a class taught by Dr. Peggy Scully at Delta college. I spend many hours in their Anthropology lab studying bones and skeletons of various primates. Dr. Scully is not an artist, but she is a fabulous teacher. She always said that knowing the skeleton, the anatomy, and how things work, is the key to any drawing, and knew the importance of studying from a good collection of specimens. For me, that was my art class. Now I pass what I have learned to other artists: Seek out a good science museum, a mentor, or good specimen collection at a school, draw the life that you see around you. The world is amazing!

My work has been featured in ImagineFX’s Sketchbook section (Issue 75), ImagineFX Sketchbook Volume 2, Delta college’s Artifact and Cosumnes River college’s Journal. I have shown my artwork at both IlluXcon and Spectrum, and was a scholarship recipient for IlluXcon 6.

For commissions, questions, or any messages, my e-mail is: aftonkern@gmail.com

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6 Responses to About the artist

  1. Karen Kim says:

    Hi Afton! Found out about you through Katie. Your wirk is so lovely. I would like to purchase a feathered dinosaur for mt friend who loves feathered dinosaurs, but your page is not coopperating. Please, contact me.

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  2. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.|

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  3. I quite like reading through an article that can make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!|

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  4. Chad Forsyth says:

    Great post, thanks for the read.

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