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Ditto everything already said; I would only add that if you can find a mentor in the field it will help you immeasurably, especially if they are an acknowledged science expert in the area of your heart’s choice.

Kathleen 

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> On Aug 2, 2019, at 9:13 PM, Liz Lockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Erin You have a great plan, the only other thing I would suggest is to go to museums and collections and ask to see the illustration collections. Looking at the work or earlier artists can really give you a good feel for a lot of different ways of presenting information and what types of information is important to capture for the type of specimen you have.
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> Liz Lockett
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>> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 10:29 AM Erin Avery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> Is it possible to teach myself Scientific Illustration rather than going the university route?  I have an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and I have basic drawing skills.  I have put together a curriculum for myself and I'd appreciate any advice on the feasibility of my plan and anything I should add to this list.
>> 
>> Learn Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
>> Study principles of design
>> Improve watercolor / pen skills
>> Read through the Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
>> Become more familiar with different scientific fields (botany, etc)
>> Put together a portfolio and put it online
>> Develop connections with local illustrators and scientists
>> 
>> Any advice is appreciated!
>> Thanks,
>> Erin  
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