I also found Scientific Illustration: A Guide for the Beginning
Artist (The Art & design series) by Zbigniew Jastrzebski
on Amazon. He used to work at the Field Museum and teach at the Art
Institute of Chicago, and his work was quite remarkable. I don't know
that particular book but could recommend it as samples to enjoy and
Also, when I was taking Marlene Hill Donnelley's class in Scientific
Illustration at Morton Arboretum. she brought a book in with pen and
ink illustrations that were just amazing. For the life of me I can't
remember the title of it tho! Marlene, if you're on here, could you
remind me of who compiled and edited that book? There were a few
artists in there whose delicate, precise placement of stipples
bordered on the mind-boggling.... I honestly couldn't grasp how this
one particular artist had mastered translating dot patterns into
values in such a precise, methodical manner. It almost looked
mechanical, if you could design a software program to do something
like that.... which I think would be difficult, even nowadays...
On Nov 10, 2006, at 12:38 PM, Chris & Katie Hansen wrote:
> HI Jeri,
> I am quite the beginner to scientific illustration and also have
> at the GNSI book. I'm very impressed by it, but sometimes overwhelmed.
> Another book I also refer to is Scientific Illustration by Phyllis
> Wood. (2nd edition) I bought it through Amazon and really like it. It
> has a lot of specific instructions and reads almost like a textbook
> a class on the topic. It's about 150 pages and I think I paid around
> $30 for it. I think it's a great starting point.
> Good Luck!
> On Nov 10, 2006, at 6:00 AM, Jeri Allison wrote:
>> Hi all. First I wanted to thank you for all your help with making
>> photos! now, a second question. Can you recommend some good books on
>> science illustration? I have the one by GNSI checked out from the
>> and plan on buying it. It's excellent. Any other suggestions?
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