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Creating an Illustration
Submitted by Dinah Bowman on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 21:07
Illustrations are important in sharing information between scientists and people who want to learn about their research projects.
How an illustration is made:
(1) First there is a concept or idea that is shared between an artist and the scientist. A rough sketch is created…this can be done on just about anything…. even a napkin.
(2) Second, a more refined drawing is made by the artist. The scientist then makes corrections and additions to fine -tune the image.
(3) Then, the full color or final illustration is made by the artist. In this case a watercolor painting made specifically for the “Adopt a Microbe” website for the JR Expedition 327.
(4) Finally, the picture is reproduced and made available for distribution through the web or printed in a publication.
Scientific concepts and technical information are sometimes communicated and understood better through the use of illustrations----A picture is worth a thousand words.