In The Watershed Book Cover

New book cover illustration and design I did for In The Watershed by Ryan Schnurr.
 
“Part cultural history, part nature writing, and part narrative, In the Watershed is a lyrical work of non-fiction in the vein of John McPhee and Ian Frazier with a timely and important warning at the core. “What is happening in Lake Erie,” Schnurr tells us, “is a disaster by nearly any measure—ecologically, economically, socially, culturally.””

In The Watershed Book Cover

Fly Fishing in Hell

“Out on the lake, fat predatory walleye prowled the nearshore for baitfish. Dozens of other anglers had come to the breakwall to cast glowing baits and rattling plugs, slowly retrieved in the hopes of hooking one of the year’s biggest walleye. Fish up to 30 inches and over ten pounds cruised the surface looking for shiners and shad in a vast food-web sprawling across this Great Lake.” – Matt Stansberry

Fly Fishing in Hell

New illustration for “Fly Fishing in Hell” by Matt Stansberry for Floodplains Magazine. You can read the entire article here.

Art For Sale

I just posted some original artwork up in my shop www.downpourcreative.storenvy.com

Artwork includes pieces done for Belt Magazine as well as other personal pieces done in ink, acrylic and watercolor. The store also features zines, shirts as well as other art prints. I’ve posted a sampling below.

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Original Art by David Wilson

Snakes!

Matt Stansberry and I went in search of rattlesnakes with a few guides for the next Belt magazine column. Geared up in thick boots and gator protectors, we hiked through woods, fields, and swampy areas in search of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes. We turned up two rattlesnakes as well as a few garters and a brown snake.

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Belt Magazine: Prints and Redhorse

For anyone keeping up with the monthly nature essays I’ve been illustrating for Belt Magazine, we are releasing limited prints and a collection of the essays from the past 6 months in print form called Redhorse: The Rustbelt Bestiary. You can find more information and purchase options here- http://www.beltmag.bigcartel.com

Predators

In related news, a new essay by Matt Stansberry is up today about big predators making a comeback! You can check it out here.