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The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-36011-7
656 pages
May 2003
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The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition
Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration.
Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business.
With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."
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Authors and Editors.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

PART I. BASICS.

Generalized Steps.

Studio Basics.

Archival Considerations.

Light on Form.

PAT II. RENDERING TECHNIQUES.

Line and Ink.

Pencil.

Carbon Dust.

Watercolor and Wash.

Gouache and Acrylics.

Airbrush.

Murals and Dioramas.

Model Building.

Introduction to Computer Graphics.

From 2-D to 3-D.

PART III. SUBJECT MATTER.

Illustrating Molecules.

Illustrating Earth Sciences.

Illustrating Astronomy.

Illustrating Plants.

Illustrating Fossils.

Illustrating Invertebrates.

Illustrating Fishes.

Illustrating Amphibians and Reptiles.

Illustrating Birds.

Illustrating Mammals.

Illustrating Animals in Their Habitats.

Illustrating Humans and Their Artifacts.

Illustrating Medical Subjects.

PART IV. BEYOND BASICS.

Using the Microscope.

Charts and Diagrams.

Cartography for the Scientific Illustrator.

Copy Photography.

The Printing Process.

PART V. THE BUSINESS OF SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION.

Copyright.

Contracts.

Operating a Freelance Business.

Index of Illustrators.

Index.

About the Editors.

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ELAINE R. S. HODGES worked as a scientific illustrator in the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. After entering the field of scientific illustration at the Smithsonian in 1965, she helped found the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, serving as its first newsletter editor and later as vice president and president. She has also lectured, taught, and written extensively in the field.
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  • Heavily illustrated with over 690 illustrations including 45 full-color illustrations.
  • Covers hundreds of tools and materials with recommendation for surfaces, media, drawing tools, mounting matierals, measuring devices and more!
  • Full coverage of rendering techniques for a wide array of subjects including: plants, fossils, extinct vertebrates, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, and more.
  • Covers business aspects of scientific illustration including copyright issues, contractual concerns, and advice on starting a freelance business.
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