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
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Drawing and Model by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Images courtesy of CMoG and Cornell Univ. Do you remember when natural history museums first came into vogue?
Neither do I, but history does. Consider what you find in such a museum today: skulls and skeletons, rocks and minerals, taxidermied animals and bird skins. Jellyfish and fresh flowers......wait. No. Because invertebrates and plant materials lose their integrity-color and form-quickly. From 1863 to 1890, Leopold and R
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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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