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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."

This book offers expert guidance on how to produce impressive illustrations for scientific papers and publications. "A landmark reference."--ASIH Journal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471360117
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 490,212
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Authors and Editors
Pt. I Basics 1
1 Generalized Steps 3
2 Studio Basics 23
3 Archival Considerations 58
4 Light on Form 89
Pt. II Rendering Techniques 111
5 Line and Ink 113
6 Pencil 133
7 Carbon Dust 151
8 Watercolor and Wash 161
9 Gouache and Acrylics 178
10 Airbrush 189
11 Murals and Dioramas 198
12 Model Building 205
13 Introduction to Computer Graphics 218
14 From 2D to 3D 247
Pt. III Subject Matter 263
15 Illustrating Molecules 267
16 Illustrating Earth Sciences 271
17 Illustrating Astronomy 282
18 Illustrating Plants 295
19 Illustrating Fossils 317
20 Illustrating Invertebrates 343
21 Illustrating Fishes 365
22 Illustrating Amphibians and Reptiles 385
23 Illustrating Birds 401
24 Illustrating Mammals 423
25 Illustrating Animals in Their Habitats 443
26 Illustrating Humans and Their Artifacts 461
27 Illustrating Medical Subjects 484
Pt. IV Beyond Basics 499
28 Using the Microscope 501
29 Charts and Diagrams 517
30 Cartography for the Scientific Illustrator 528
31 Copy Photography 551
32 The Printing Process 563
Pt. V The Business of Scientific Illustration 581
33 Copyright 583
34 Contracts 589
35 Operating a Freelance Business 595
Index to Illustrators 609
Index 611
About the Editors 626
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