The Brain Scoop is the finest cutlery for wolfing down science online if you ask me. Entertaining, enlightening, serious, well written, awesometasticly presented and beautifully produced. What else can one ask for?

As an illustrator I sometimes get to do scientific illustrations. Some archeological and some zoological. Most of the time however, my passion for nature and history manifests itself in the form of more or less cuddly fantasy creatures.

To subject myself to the wide variety of the natural world and human history, through museums and screenbased resources (and the outdoors), is essential for me as an artist. I like to think of it as adding things to the great compost that is creativity. Who knows what parts of the Brain Scoop eventually will be dissolved, processed and end up in the tip of my pencil?

/Henning Cedmar Brandstedt (