Biological Illustration/Photography Workshops

Cindy Shaw bioart at
Wed Oct 22 13:12:52 EDT 1997

Hello - 

I thought there might be some interest in a few workshops to be held on
Grand Cayman Island coming up this January 12-18. They will be geared
toward biological illustrators and scientists interested in UW
art/photography techniques.

1) UW Photography for Biological Illustrators and Scientists - using
photography as a way for gathering field reference materials for use in
illustrating or for scientific publications.

2) "On Assignment!" - Participants will be given an "assignment" on a
current issue relevant to coral reef ecology for a Natl. Geographic-type
journal, and will gather field references through UW photography, UW
sketching and field notes, videography, etc., and then develop
conceptual drawings for a four-page spread. 

3) UW Field Reference-gathering techniques - a shorter version of the
above, without the conceptual drawing part.

4) Studio painting workshop - students will have the opportunity to use
their field references gathered from one of the above workshops, and
develop it into a color illustration. Gouache (opaque watercolor,
commonly used in scientific illustrating), using airbrush and paintbrush
will be the featured medium and techniques.

If you'd like further information, please contact me.

Best regards, 

Cindy Shaw, Scientific Illustrator and Photographer

bioart at
phone (509) 627-0703
fax (509) 627-0751

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