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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