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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
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,104,408
  • 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.




Generalized Steps.

Studio Basics.

Archival Considerations.

Light on Form.


Line and Ink.


Carbon Dust.

Watercolor and Wash.

Gouache and Acrylics.


Murals and Dioramas.

Model Building.

Introduction to Computer Graphics.

From 2-D to 3-D.


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.


Using the Microscope.

Charts and Diagrams.

Cartography for the Scientific Illustrator.

Copy Photography.

The Printing Process.




Operating a Freelance Business.

Index of Illustrators.


About the Editors.

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