Gallery of Scientific Illustration

This gallery contains scientific illustrations and also leads to Veterinary Gallery of Illustrations. These illustrations can be used for a variety of academic, publishing, commercial and scientific purposes. Scientific illustration is often used in the study, collection and classification of the natural world whether this be animal or flora and fauna and down to a cellular level as seen through a microscope. Joanna and the illustration team complete scientific, biological, animal and veterinary illustration and documentation, with lead artist Joanna having trained in scientific and medical illustration to degree level, with further qualifications to post graduate level in anatomy, science and art.

Creating Scientific Illustrations

Using skilled artists, its possible to create scientific illustrations from direct observation, and at this studio we now have a large collection of original photographs, combined with a large reference library of science relevant data, real animal and human bones, books old and new, our own collection of sketches and other reference materials used for scientific illustration. By working closely with clients when asked to produce any type of scientific illustrations, we like to understand the audience and the primary messages that the scientific illustrations have to communicate. Additionally, with our senior artist owning horses, dogs, cats, poultry, aquatic life, and having a general abnormal enthusiasm for the natural world, this has brought about the creation of detailed realism to scientific and veterinary illustrations for pleasure as well as for work. Combined with the formal education in scientific and medical illustration and a passion for the subject, we can be confident in illustration delivery to the very highest standards, for each and every project.

Joanna, and her team have been commissioned from all over the world, for animal studies and veterinary illustration, for paintings of scientific study, for publishishing, private individuals, exhibitions and galleries, presentations and papers.

To discuss commisssioning Joanna and the team to produce custom scientific illustrations or veterinary illustrations to your exact project needs please contact us here.

Gallery of Scientific Illustrations

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hydrological cycle, also known as the cycle of a raindrop

Scientific Illustrations of the life-cycle of a raindrop

Plaque build up in an artery

Plaque build up in an artery

Offloading

Offloading

 
Classical studies in pencil life of the elephants of London Zoo

Classical studies from life of the elephants of London Zoo completed in pencil

Tree frogs found in very tall trees in the tropics and do nto normally descend to the ground

Detail of a tree frog watercolour scientific illustration

Life in the Northern Hemisphere

Scientific Illustrations of Life in the Northern Hemisphere

 
Scientific illustration DNA

Scientific illustration DNA

Mitochondria cell illustration created digitally in Photoshop

Mitochondria illustration

Red blood cells

Red blood cells

 
Scale graph showing relative cellular sizes

Ilustrated scale graph showing relative cellular sizes

Bacteria are microscopic organisms whose single cells have neither a membrane-bounded nucleus

Bacteria and animal cell

Gene transcription PP slide

Gene transcription PP slide

 
Production of inflammatory cytokines

Production of inflammatory cytokines

Rheumatoid arthritis at a cellular level

Rheumatoid arthritis at a cellular level

Intracellular enzymes

Pig anatomy -internal organs - Further work here

What is Scientific Illustration

Scientific illustration like medical illustration, is all about recording our natural world from animals to the microscopic world, accurately and precisely through direct observation, by drawing what we see, and putting it down on paper as colour, line, or pencil art. Before the camera, scientific illustrations were the only way for scientists to record our natural world. In fact the development of scientific illustration in early modern Europe paralleled a rising interest in studying, collecting, and classification of the natural world. Although early modern European artists and naturalists did not deliberately set out principles or rules for creating scientific illustrations, a common set of practices emerged during the period that formed the foundation of scientific illustration into the modern period that are still used today.

The modern period now means we have the camera including very sophisticated cameras for photographing very small scientific subjects, or creating imaging through techniques such as X-Rays, MRI scanners and cameras that can see ultra-violet & infrared light. Even with all of this technology the scientific artist still firmly has a place in recording scientific information and the natural world through scientific illustrations. An artist can focus on an area, create a visual of the unseen such as underlying anatomy, make an image 3D, and add colour to dead tissue.

Scientific illustrations and realism style art has been made famous by theorists and painters such as Albrecht Durer, 1471 to 1528. Most famous of them all Leanardo da Vinci of the same period. With history such as this, we believe medical and scientific artists, will always be making a significant contribution to the world of observation, education & science.

Contact Joanna and the Medical-Artist.com team to discuss your specific needs for scientific illustrations.

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