Another thing I think helps is a little thumbnail drawing off to the side to help them with composition, to aid in understanding relationships and sizes, and the use of space. 

Many an art teacher has admonished me to 'not get precious' about the work! just let it flow.



Chris Gralapp, MA, CMI, FAMI

Medical/Scientific Illustration

eyeart at


Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at