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

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 the senior year approached, they encouraged us to come up with an idea for cool drawings 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 for the periodic table of elements.

These days, I'm concepting an entire world in which these periodic table 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 table of elements.

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Carbon

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nicole
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think your drawings are all awesome, I know you got some critics about doing it "wrong" or people telling you how you should have done them but I think their are YOUR drawings and they are amazing!!! f haters you are the one who spent hours of dedication in these drawings

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Aluminum

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CalypsoMontoya
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Technetium

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Hydrogen

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R Christopher Aversa
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

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Argon

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MeganMekoli
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Krypton

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OdessaCohen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Phosphorus

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dougdoug
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Antimony

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Thorium

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DanRazvanComan
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Tantalum

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naomiRodriguez
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Meitnerium

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KatrinaSmith
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Europium

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Chris Primosch
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Says what it's named after and also gives a use, those are the best ones.

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Iodine

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R Christopher Aversa
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Iodine is known for subliming near room temperature, would be nice to incorporate that.

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Mendelevium

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Adelaide Iris
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I notice it was element 101. Perhaps How To Invent The Periodic Table 101?

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Nickel

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Zinc

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RichardPickman
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In fact Zinc isn't added to steel but the steel is covered by tiny film of Zinc.

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Strontium

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Hassium

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Yttrium

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PiaAndersen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These areal awesome and world have done me a world of good during chemistry lessons ;-)

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Bismuth

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Shane Simpe
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

our fat boy (hey are there any other products with bismuth?)

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Tin

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Tellurium

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Fikarina Prasetiyo
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Bahasa Indonesia, Telur is egg.. I thought it was a smell of a rotten eggs.. and it was called Tellurium by someone who speak Bahasa :p

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Caesium

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Praseodymium

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Lead

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

didnt people still use lead when marie curie was finding radioactive stuff?

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Actinium

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Yi Gesan
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is similar to Dhalsim from India, one of the Street Fighter characters.

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Americium

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Fermium

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Seaborgium

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Roentgenium

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Vanadium

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BonnieYelverton
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On the accompanying flashcards that I bought on Etsy, I discovered that the Atomic Mass and Density for Vanadium are wrong. It would also have been helpful with units for the densities (which are otherwise very useful). The densities for the gasses appear to be for their liquid forms. But I am looking forward to using these with my "reluctant" chemistry students. I think they will enjoy them.

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Selenium

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Rubidium

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Zirconium

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Rhodium

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Palladium

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Cadmium

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Gadolinium

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Terbium

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Erbium

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Hafnium

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Rhenium

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Osmium

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Iridium

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Platinum

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Mercury

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Berkelium

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Oxygen

Oxygen

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Manganese

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Germanium

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Molybdenum

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Ruthenium

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Barium

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Neodymium

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Samarium

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Holmium

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Ytterbium

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Astatine

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Radon

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Radium

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Protactinium

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Uranium

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5 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Little Boy, a nuclear bomb used by Americans to bomb the Japanese town Hiroshima used Uranium

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Neptunium

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Einsteinium

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Rutherfordium

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Dubnium

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Bohrium

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Darmstadtium

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Dysprosium

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Plutonium