Okay, just to reiterate, I know that the exact glucose molecule created by the plant through photosynthesis doesn’t necessarily stay as glucose throughout the various processes of digestion and absorption and other transformations. I just wanted to illustrate how the energy we all need comes from the plants that are foundational to the food web. If I was going to do it over again I would probably illustrate it a bit differently.

However, I think this is the comic where I feel like I started to get comfortable with alcohol markers as a medium. I picked up a few Copics and began seeing how much easier it is to blend them than the Le Plumes, and you can see where I started experimenting with shading and the like. Aesthetically, I really like this comic and I wanted to preserve that. So if you can accept the scientific imperfection, I hope you’ll enjoy the piece overall!

Species portrayed: grass (species unspecified), black walnut (Juglans nigra), red alder (Alnus rubra), bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum), Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa), cougar (Felis concolor), whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), white oak tree (Quercus alba), tulip (Tulipa sp.), daisy (Asteraceae sp.), weeping willow (Salix × sepulcralis), philodendron (Philodendron sp.), Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), generic succulents, spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata), wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum)