Jean Giraud (Moebius) 1938-2012 – Lines and Colors
Ralph McQuarrie, 1929-2012 – Lines and Colors
Calling all GNSI Illustrators – Britt Griswold, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Evolutionary Biology in Video Games? – Biocreativity
Keeping Clam – Weapon of Mass Imagination
Marc Quinn: All of Nature Flows Through Us – Vanessa Ruiz, Street Anatomy
Loggerheads – Laughing Mantis
Best rejection letter ever – Artologica
Thought Forms – Sticks & Stones, Eggs & Bones
Creative Stealing – Annette Heist, Science & the Arts
A couple of shows, a couple of bats – A Curious Bestiary
Pachyrhinosaurus Size Chart – The CAW Box
Allosaurus Science Ink – The Flying Trilobite
iPalaeontology – the iPad as a research tool – Palaeo Illustrata
Prints and Posters – Sci-ence
Pilot Whales in Watercolor – Omegafauna
SONSI Exhibit 2012 – Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators
Sword Fern at Muir Woods – Walk About
3D Robot Dinosaurs! – drip
ART Evolved is a no-Pin zone, sadly… – Craig Dylke, ART Evolved
Cedar Waxwing – Xanthopan
Displaying stuff at the nanolevel at museums – Medical Museion
Transform Your iPhone Into a Microscope – Just Add Water – Compound Eye
Sketching Geckos in the Museum of Science – Tricia’s Obligatory Art Blog!
AI: Emoticons are Art – Mad Art Lab
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Scumble: ”A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through.”
From The Artist’s Handbook, by Ray Smith.
This began as a series of posts on my personal blog, The Flying Trilobite, as a way to brush highlights over the tremendous amount of science-based art that’s out there. I can’t begin to cover it all, so here’s a scumble over some recent posts that I found interesting, provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed, and other sources.
Science-art is becoming an increasingly popular form of science communication and entertainment. Drawing from fine art, laboratory work, scientific illustration, concept art and more, watch how artists spread scientific literacy and play with the inspiring concepts in science. Doing the Scumble posts, I hope to connect artists with each other, and expose their work to a wider audience. Remember, a lot of these artists are available for commissions and have online shops for original art and reproductions.
Put your feet up, make yourself an espresso and enjoy the science-art on the links above.
About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist and illustrator inspired by evolutionary biology working in oil and digital media. You can see his portfolio at glendonmellow.com and at The Flying Trilobite blog. Follow him solo at @flyingtrilobite and with co-blogger Kalliopi Monoyios at @symbiartic. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.