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.Liz LockettOn 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!
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