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Journal of Natural Science Illustration Volume 55, No. 2: Abstracts

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Welcome to the second Journal edition of 2023!

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Journal of Nature Science Illustrators Volume 55, No. 1: Abstracts

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Welcome to the first Journal edition of 2023! 

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Journal of Natural Science Illustration / Volume 54 Number 3 Abstracts

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Welcome to the third Journal edition of 2022!
To inspire you, we offer you excellent and innovative stories in this issue. The journal begins with a recap of our third online Visual SciComm Conference, an introduction to 19th century author and illustrator William Hamilton Gibson, Erin E. Hunter’s process for creating a large pollinator piece of artwork, a book review about the Cold Canyon Fires, an article about modern Medical Illustrators’ challenges, some photoshop tips for your traditional illustrations, an overview of Kathleen Garness’ grant project identifying orchids, and a Memoriam to the late illustrator Peg Estey. Thank you to all our contributors!

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Journal of Natural Science Illustration / Volume 54 No. 2

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Welcome to the second Journal edition of 2022!
To inspire you, we offer you excellent and innovative stories in this issue, ranging from affordable 2D and 3D renderers, an overview of the 2022 Visual SciComm Conference, a decal project at Cayuga Lake, selected artworks from the graduating class of CSUMB program, and watercolor paper tests by Kathryn Killackey. Thank you to all of our contributors!

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Journal Of Natural Science Illustration / Volume 54 No.1

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Welcome to the first Journal edition of 2022! 
To inspire you, we offer you the excellent and innovative stories in this issue, ranging from communication and collaboration, inspiration on a career path, a book review on ink drawing techniques, to information on programs at RISD; along with summarized discussions from our GNSI Listserv. And last but not least, a page of lovely sketchbook art from Carol Schwartz. Thank you to all of our contributors!

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GNSI Conference’s Role in Re-defining Scientific Illustration as a Profession

For the most part, scientific illustration is a comparatively conservative field.  Perhaps the most basic definition of scientific illustration is “images created to help facilitate communication among scientists.”  If this were the sole definition, then accuracy, clarity, and an understanding of what scientists need and want might be the only “givens” to consider.  However, almost since “true” scientific illustration emerged during the Renaissance, it is not scientists alone who were the recipients of the information that can be conveyed by drawings of scientific subject matter.  Today, audiences for scientific illustration include children, adult members of the general public and students of all ages and levels, as well as scientists (natural, physical and social).  

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