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BIOB 285 - Biological Illustrations

2 credits (Hrs: 2 Lec.)
General discussions on scientific publishing, illustration labeling, color techniques and printing processes will be presented. Biological Illustration gives the interested scientist, science student, or art student a chance to study the field of scientific illustration as well as learn several specific illustration techniques. The course is designed to expose the student to the following techniques: (1) pen & ink illustration and graphics done with technical illustrating pens; (2) carbon dust, a soft and attractive technique for creating half-tone illustrations with carbon pencil dust; (3) colored pencil, using colored pencils on drafting film, beautiful and vibrant illustrations can be produced; (4) watercolor, specific methods of using watercolor paints to create accurate and detailed colored illustrations; (5) airbrush , and (6) computer-generated art using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Students may explore a single technique in depth or may choose to experiment with all of the techniques available. The goal of the course is to have the student develop two or more professional quality pieces of art suitable for publication. Illustration subjects may be selected from the wide variety of Biological Materials



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