IAmA Joe Tomelleri, "world-renowned" photo-realistic scientific illustrator, ichthyologist and amateur YT'er; AMA!
My short bio: Excerpt from my website, www.americanfishes.com :
Americanfishes.com is home for fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri. Joe licenses his fish drawings for advertisements, magazines, ID guides, books, websites, posters, signage, clothing, etc. Visit the Shop for more than 60 fine art prints and for original art, including 18 limited edition prints of trout and salmon.
Can't find your fish? Then try the giclée print page for a listing of more than 1000 fishes that can be produced as fine art with state-of-the-art giclee printing. If your need is for reproduction rights to specific illustrations for a special project, check out the fish list on the licensing page for a listing of Joe's 1100+ scientific illustrations of North American fishes.
In-Fisherman Article about me
Science-Friday Article about my process
My Proof: http://imgur.com/fUgQmTl
Feel free to ask me almost anything about my process or artwork!
Note: I, his son Sam, may be answering some questions I know the answers to.
P.S.: My dad's amateur YT channel with fishing related videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/joetomelleri
Edit: Going to bed now, but if there are more questions in the morning I'll do my best to answer them.