I suppose so but having interactions with professionals is also very
How will you get feedback on your work? It is precise work and no wiggle
room for mess-ups.
Please feel free to call me if you want to discuss this.


Dorie Petrochko
Senior Instructor-Natural Science Illustration Program
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
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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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