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.

More info: Etsy | Tumblr

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Carbon

Carbon

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nicole
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2 years ago Created 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

Aluminum

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CalypsoMontoya
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7 years ago Created 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

Technetium

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Maximilian Kladienko
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Glasses look like Harry Potter’s glasses great job!

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Hydrogen

Hydrogen

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R Christopher Aversa
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6 years ago Created 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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Fluorine

Fluorine

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TinaZera
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is how I felt at work yesterday.

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Argon

Argon

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MeganMekoli
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7 years ago Created 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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Calcium

Calcium

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Arsenic

Arsenic

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Marie-thereseAntoun
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Krypton

Krypton

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OdessaCohen
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7 years ago Created 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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Lithium

Lithium

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OleOsteby
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only one thinking Evanescence here?

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Bromine

Bromine

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Copernicium

Copernicium

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Phosphorus

Phosphorus

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dougdoug
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6 years ago Created 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

Antimony

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IanBodey
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Thorium

Thorium

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DanRazvanComan
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7 years ago Created 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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Chlorine

Chlorine

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Vm Unnikrishnan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Cerium

Cerium

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Thulium

Thulium

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Tantalum

Tantalum

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naomiRodriguez
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7 years ago Created 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

Meitnerium

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KatrinaSmith
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7 years ago Created 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

Europium

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Chris Primosch
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6 years ago Created 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

Iodine

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R Christopher Aversa
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6 years ago Created 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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Magnesium

Magnesium

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Abby Liu
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We lit magnesium in science class today

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Curium

Curium

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Nitrogen

Nitrogen

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Mendelevium

Mendelevium

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Adelaide Iris
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5 years ago Created 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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Scandium

Scandium

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Iron

Iron

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Nickel

Nickel

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Zinc

Zinc

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RichardPickman
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7 years ago Created 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

Strontium

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Hassium

Hassium

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Gallium

Gallium

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Yttrium

Yttrium

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PiaAndersen
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7 years ago Created 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

Bismuth

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Shane Simpe
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3 years ago Created 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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Californium

Californium

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Shane Simpe
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

cool to know but did someone invent it in California

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Indium

Indium

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#53

Tin

Tin

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Shane Simpe
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what else has been replaced by tin?

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Tellurium

Tellurium

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Fikarina Prasetiyo
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6 years ago Created 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

#55

Xenon

Xenon

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Shane Simpe
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there is this show i watch with someone named Xenon!

#56

Caesium

Caesium

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Adelaide Iris
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lanthanium

Lanthanium

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Adelaide Iris
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does one use an element in a light?

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Praseodymium

Praseodymium

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Tungsten

Tungsten

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Jaydeep Chug
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

who cares about the filaments, right?

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Thallium

Thallium

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