If You Love Both Art and Science, Be a Scientific Illustrator

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If You Love Both Art and Science, Be a Scientific Illustrator

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  Last updated May 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

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Observation, patience and attention to detail are skills necessary for both art and science. In Situ Science explores what it takes to be a scientific illustrator specialising in producing highly detailed and accurate images that demonstrate scientific concepts, specimens and procedures.


Erin Walsh from the Australian National University is a research scientist and a scientific illustrator. Her skill and passion for illustration has helped shaped her scientific career. Along with conducting her own research she contributes to other scientists’ work by providing her clients with scientifically accurate artwork, figures and diagrams.


See more of Erin’s work www.negaleg.com


Music – “Funny Song” www.bensound.com


Additional footage: Erin Walsh and Ravindra Palavalli Nettimi



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Science and technology is as much a part of our cultural fabric as art, music, theatre and literature. They play a significant role in our daily lives, yet, in a world dependent on science, we often take them for granted. Australia’s Science Channel believes every citizen has a right, and a responsibility, to be informed, and our mission is to create programs to bring that about.