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...

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 3 years 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 3 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago

This is how I felt at work yesterday.

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#7 Neon

Neon

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Heeba KA 2 years ago

Neon

#8 Argon

Argon

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MeganMekoli 3 years 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 3 years ago

That has been proven to be wrong actually.

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#10 Sodium

Sodium

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StephanieBelcher 3 years ago

I think you should publish a book

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#11 Arsenic

Arsenic

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Marie-thereseAntoun 3 years ago

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

#12 Krypton

Krypton

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OdessaCohen 3 years 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 3 years ago

Am I the only one thinking Evanescence here?

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#14 Silicon

Silicon

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KarungiDaphne 3 years ago

and most LA boobs

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#15 Bromine

Bromine

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MeganMekoli 3 years ago

This drawing is my favorite so far.

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#16 Nobelium

Nobelium

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EugeniaVishnitskaya 3 years ago

maybe named after...

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#17 Copernicium

Copernicium

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#18 Phosphorus

Phosphorus

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dougdoug 2 years ago

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

#19 Antimony

Antimony

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IanBodey 3 years 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 3 years 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

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Vm Unnikrishnan 2 years ago

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

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#22 Cerium

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PoppySkarli 3 years ago

Residues, perhaps

#23 Thulium

Thulium

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 3 years ago

It's the Donald Trump of the periodic table.

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#24 Tantalum

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naomiRodriguez 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

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#26 Titanium

Titanium

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 3 years ago

I love this one so much!

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#27 Europium

Europium

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Chris Primosch 2 years ago

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

#28 Chromium

Chromium

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#29 Iodine

Iodine

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R Christopher Aversa 2 years ago

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

#30 Promethium

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naomiRodriguez 3 years ago

Also not a god but a titan

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#31 Gold

Gold

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#32 Helium

Helium

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Angelique Dale 2 years ago

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It explodes with fire :3

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#33 Beryllium

Beryllium

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R Christopher Aversa 2 years ago

With other elements, yes. Not pure beryllium.

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#34 Magnesium

Magnesium

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Abby Liu 2 years ago

We lit magnesium in science class today

#35 Copper

Copper

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#36 Lutetium

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Adelaide Iris 1 year ago

But..?

#37 Curium

Curium

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#38 Boron

Boron

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Naoise Ó Brid 2 years ago

Also homage to Niels Bohr.

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#39 Nitrogen

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R Christopher Aversa 2 years ago

And it is about 80℅ of the air we breathe.

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#40 Mendelevium

Mendelevium

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Adelaide Iris 1 year ago

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

#41 Scandium

Scandium

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Jaydeep Chug 2 years ago

what a 'scandal' !

#42 Iron

Iron

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JoelFernandez 3 years ago

Well technically it rusts in the presence of oxygen

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#43 Nickel

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#44 Zinc

Zinc

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RichardPickman 3 years ago

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

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#45 Strontium

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#46 Hassium

Hassium

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#47 Gallium

Gallium

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Adelaide Iris 1 year ago

So why even make gallium spoons at all then?

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#48 Yttrium

Yttrium

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PiaAndersen 3 years ago

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

#49 Bismuth

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#50 Californium

Californium

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#51 Silver

Silver

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#52 Indium

Indium

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#53 Tin

Tin

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#54 Tellurium

Tellurium

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Fikarina Prasetiyo 2 years ago

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

#55 Xenon

Xenon

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#56 Caesium

Caesium

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Adelaide Iris 1 year ago

Was it named after the Roman Julia's Caesar by any chance?

#57 Lanthanium

Lanthanium

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Adelaide Iris 1 year ago

How does one use an element in a light?

#58 Praseodymium

Praseodymium

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#59 Tungsten

Tungsten

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Jaydeep Chug 2 years ago

who cares about the filaments, right?

#60 Thallium

Thallium

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#61 Lead

Lead

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#62 Polonium

Polonium

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#63 Actinium

Actinium

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#64 Americium

Americium

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#65 Fermium

Fermium

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#66 Seaborgium

Seaborgium

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#67 Roentgenium

Roentgenium

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#68 Sulfur

Sulfur

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#69 Potassium

Potassium

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#70 Vanadium

Vanadium

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BonnieYelverton 3 years ago

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.

#71 Selenium

Selenium

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#72 Rubidium

Rubidium

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#73 Zirconium

Zirconium

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#74 Niobium

Niobium

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naomiRodriguez 3 years ago

Again, not a Greek goddess but a mortal woman

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#75 Rhodium

Rhodium

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#76 Palladium

Palladium

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#77 Cadmium

Cadmium

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#78 Gadolinium

Gadolinium

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MatthewBurdette 2 years ago

It's used as a contrast agent in MRId.

#79 Terbium

Terbium

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#80 Erbium

Erbium

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#81 Hafnium

Hafnium

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#82 Rhenium

Rhenium

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#83 Osmium

Osmium

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#84 Iridium

Iridium

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#85 Platinum

Platinum

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#86 Mercury

Mercury

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#87 Francium

Francium

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#88 Berkelium

Berkelium

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#89 Oxygen

Oxygen