Introduction to Naturalistic and scientific illustration 2015
Organized by Transmitting Science.
An excellent review of the meaning and history of illustration of nature and scientific subjects. Overview on a wide array of techniques. Traditional : graphite pencil, carbon dust, ink, scrapperboard, color pencils, gouache, acrylic, watercolor; basics of illustration: shapes, highlights, shadows, color; ancilliary techniques: camera lucida, light box; digital media: raster, vector, 3D.
Enjoyed this course enourmously. I had not trained drawing for so long time, I wanted to see how well I could manage. It was a humbling experience to see how other students were rendering so fast. To my defense they were young, some of them art students even! The course was so intensive we could hardly finish properly any of the trials.
It was during this course I realised, while stippling, that my sight had deteriorated as I had problems telling apart the small dots. I got new glasses right away upon returning home! and often I use a table magnifying lamp for drawing as well.