Tetrahedral Molecule Art Constellations

Tetrahedral molecule art – fun constellations in a starry sky which have the tetrahedral geometric shape of some molecules like methane (CH₄), MnO₄, XeO₄, etc. Whatever I do, there comes a moment when I find myself drawing these shapes again and again. My chemistry background frequently goes into my art. This week’s topic of Illustration Friday is “Galaxy” so this is what I came up with. Though, to be punctual, neither of these are galaxies, they’re just some weird constellations. Anyway, close enough to the topic. Drew this illustration in Procreate using the app’s light brush and I was impressed. Loved the effect. Added art prints to Redbubble and Society6 too. So, check it out: Continue reading “Tetrahedral Molecule Art Constellations”

Methane molecule image featured at Redbubble

Methane molecule image in fun colors

My molecule image showing sp³ hybridization in methane has been featured in Redbubble’s Found today! Thank you Redbubble. So I thought it was just about time to present it here.

I love chemistry, especially organic chemistry. Drew this methane molecule because methane is the first compound we study in this discipline (my primary education is a pharmacist). And, to be honest, because I love drawing these shapes. Atomic orbitals represent all possible places of the electrons in space. That is what the dots stand for. And I like adding dots everywhere, too. This design is also related to environmental issues, because methane is one of the gases which contribute to the Greenhouse Effect.

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Methane molecules and clouds pattern

Geek pattern of methane molecules and clouds

Created methane molecules pattern this week. It’s a geek illustration with a hint of environmentalism. Made it because human farts are 7 percent methane and this gas is one of the greenhouse gasses. Cows have a much bigger impact than humans, though – farts, mostly burp – it’s a lot of methane. So it’s just a fun chemistry design. Shows my favorite sp³ hybridization between carbon and hydrogen atomic orbitals. See this illustration and products with it at Redbubble and Society6. Here are some of the products at my Society6 store: Continue reading “Methane molecules and clouds pattern”