How your interest in both subjects can lead to
a successful and satisfying illustration career
is scientific illustration?
illustration is a specialized niche within the illustration field which, like the name implies, calls upon the artist
to accurately render specific information about a subject.
may vary widely in subject matter - including anything from
charts and diagrams - to illustrating speculative scientific
theories describing neutrinos, far-flung planetary systems,
or black holes.
no other qualification is necessary to enter the field except
drawing talent, if you already have a degree in illustration
or are planning to receive one, you're well on the way to
meeting the professional requirements.
any other requirements necessary?
Science illustration encompasses everything from detailed human anatomy, to
depictions of microscopic bacteria and the farthest reaches of deep space.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is a good place
to start talking with professionals in the field. As with
any freelance career, networking is key to finding the plum
jobs and learning more about your chosen field.
plus a strong portfolio of scientific illustrations plus good
communication skills for dealing with scientific authors,
editors or publishers.
More about science illustration around the Web:
on the links below for more resources for scientific illustration: