High school chemistry class used to be confusing at best. Then I imagined what the elements would be like as characters. Suddenly everything became a lot more interesting...


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An artist from birth, I was the kid who drew in a class all the time. This phase perpetuated well into art school - where it was actually OK to draw in class! As senior year approached, they encouraged us to come up with an idea for our thesis that combined everything we'd learned at school and gave insight as to who we were and what inspired us. Drawn in pencil and colored in Photoshop, I took my first love - characters - and combined it with a strong idea to create these 112 illustrations.

These days, I'm concepting an entire world in which these Elements live, and a story to go with that world. I'm also selling flashcards on my Etsy shop to help kids around the world learn about the elements.

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#1 Carbon

Carbon

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alexdial 1 year ago

I like these helpful hints, facts and illustrations its not a means to educate someone on the periodic table but it is nice to have a picture in mind while learning.

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#2 Aluminum

Aluminum

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CalypsoMontoya 1 year ago

American spelling version: aluminum UK/wider used spelling: aluminium. Same thing, unfortunately

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#3 Technetium

Technetium

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#4 Cobalt

Cobalt

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#5 Hydrogen

Hydrogen

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R Christopher Aversa 3 months ago

Is this meaning to look like water? I think the plasma of a star would have been a good representation, hydrogen is the principal fuel.

#6 Fluorine

Fluorine

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TinaZera 1 year ago

This is how I felt at work yesterday.

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#7 Neon

Neon

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Heeba KA 3 months ago

Neon

#8 Argon

Argon

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MeganMekoli 1 year ago

Argon gas is actually more dense than air, so it sinks when released. Cool picture though!

#9 Calcium

Calcium

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NicMurch 1 year ago

That has been proven to be wrong actually.

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#10 Sodium

Sodium

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StephanieBelcher 1 year ago

I think you should publish a book

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#11 Arsenic

Arsenic

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Marie-thereseAntoun 1 year ago

She looks like one of the Greek godesses or titan ><

#12 Krypton

Krypton

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OdessaCohen 1 year ago

uhhh no. Krypton is the planet that Superman is from and Kryptonite (a solid) is the rock from his planet that makes him weak. There is no Krypton gas to my knowledge involved in the superman comics.

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#13 Lithium

Lithium

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OleOsteby 1 year ago

Am I the only one thinking Evanescence here?

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#14 Silicon

Silicon

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#15 Bromine

Bromine

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MeganMekoli 1 year ago

This drawing is my favorite so far.

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#16 Nobelium

Nobelium

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EugeniaVishnitskaya 1 year ago

maybe named after...

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#17 Copernicium

Copernicium

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#18 Phosphorus

Phosphorus

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dougdoug 4 months ago

Pyros unite!... wait dont, we might burn the place down... Pyros disperse and be safe.

#19 Antimony

Antimony

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IanBodey 10 months ago

I thought it was money paid by Ants to their ex-wives......

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#20 Thorium

Thorium

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DanRazvanComan 1 year ago

It's a very poor example for Thorium. How about: it's the best energetic alternative on Earth. 5000 tones of Thorium would be enough to supply, the energy for the entire planet for 1 year, implying less risks and no pollution at all - due to the Thorium reactor's achievements. (Taking the Thorium approach to the production level, would mean less money for whoever controls the energy market - that's why people either don't know anything about Thorium, either they relate it to toothpastes.)

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#21 Chlorine

Chlorine

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Vm Unnikrishnan 3 months ago

It's better used as a water treatment chemical to kill ecoli

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#22 Cerium

Cerium

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PoppySkarli 1 year ago

Residues, perhaps

#23 Thulium

Thulium

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 11 months ago

It's the Donald Trump of the periodic table.

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#24 Tantalum

Tantalum

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naomiRodriguez 1 year ago

I'm sorry, I love all of these but he was not a Greek god. He was punished by the gods :)

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#25 Meitnerium

Meitnerium

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KatrinaSmith 1 year ago

The elements named after people do not give a clue as to the form or use of the element.

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