Below is one slide from "What is Scientific Illustration?" a powerpoint I use to introduce students to the field. Those employing science and nature can often use an illustration. Most these users are self-evident, but some can use further explanation: -Drug/pharmaceutical industry hires illustrators to explain their product on inserts and packaging. -Commercial products/Advertising-think botanical illustrations on packaging for teas, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. What abou
Did you participate in Inktober? If so, you may have noticed that producing a drawing daily, no matter how simple or complex, just the mere repetition of the act, became habit. Comfortable. Non-threatening. Your drawings improved or took you to new places. Perhaps you want to develop your pen and ink skills. You are invited to join us in January. Thank you. At this time of year, when holidays are upon us (Thanksgiving in the US) and wild turkeys gather in my fields, we
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Session I begins January 9, 2017! Session II begins January 11, 2017! SESSION I Ten weeks January9 -March 13, 2017 990USD Basics drawing skills Graphite
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What do you do with a free evening, chalk, and a group of scientific illustrators? Why, you quickly create a mural showcasing local specie. At the Guild of Natural Science Illustrator's conference this summer in Santa Cruz, CA, 180+ illustrators convened to exchange inspiration, knowledge and artwork. GNSI member and illustrator, Taina Litwak, dreamed up the murals (this is one of three), prepared the surface, supplied chalk and references, and let us go to town. SIDP student
Who I am and why I started this program I have loved and combined art, science, and education throughout my professional life. Art, from exposure, and from being encouraged to draw. "Go draw." Science, through love of nature, from being allowed to "go outside and play". Teaching came later, when a colleague at RISD/CE said, "We need someone to teach medical illustration. Do you know anyone?" I was immediately hooked on sharing everything I knew. My professional background in