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By Frances W. Zweifel

This ebook is designed to aid biologists who needs to create their very own illustrations and artists who're faced with strange organic topics. the writer, an skilled organic illustrator, provides functional directions and recommendation at the attention of dimension and of printing tactics, number of fabrics, equipment for saving time and hard work, drawing thoughts, lettering tools, and mounting and packing the completed illustrations. She explains how one can produce transparent and engaging charts, graphs, and maps, so necessary to technological know-how courses. although this primer doesn't disguise photographic recommendations, it does contain recommendation on retouching, cropping, and mounting photos and on utilizing images of organic matters as aids in drawing. This moment version is up to date to mirror the numerous technological adjustments in paintings fabrics and printing methods that experience happened because the book's first e-book, and it contains a completely new bankruptcy on making plans, designing, and mounting the poster displays that experience develop into a necessary a part of meetings held through clinical societies. additionally integrated are the necessities and conventions extraordinary to organic representation and a bibliography of precious reference works. "Every biology scholar who intends to write down a thesis merits to possess this ebook, as does the biologist who intends to put up or paintings up a few visible aids for his personal use. there isn't any cause to restrict the techniques of this guide to the sector of biology; it may be precious to different particular parts of science."—Evan Lindquist, American Biology instructor (from a overview of the 1st variation)

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To acco~nplishthis elid, there are several guiding principles that are applicable to all biological illustrations executed in any style or medium. OBSERVATION The most important quality in a scientific artist is well-developed powers of observation. Faulty observation, which leads to faulty illustration, usually is caused either by a lack of understanding of the subject or by "too much" understanding. Happily, the first is often corrected by the attempt to draw the object, which leads to further study and knowledge.

Hot-press (smooth) bristol board, plate-finish drawing paper, and illustration board are all satisfactory. There are newer products in use, such as flexible acetate and polyester sheets, frosted on one side to receive pencil, crayon, or pen. It is advisable to find out what method of printing your illustration will undergo, if possible, since some methods will require your using one ofthese flexible grounds. You should have several straight penholders and a variety of crowquill pen points, a bottle of waterproof black drawing ink, arld a piece of chan~oisor other lint-free cloth for wiping the pen points.

If such marks cannot be erased satisfactorily from line copy, they may bc covered with superwhite gouache paint (see p. 67, Methods of Correcting Mistakes), or with strips of white paper pasted over the area. One way to keep the work free of dirt is to place a clean shcet of paper between the hand and the drawing while working. Some artists wear white cotton gloves with the fingers cut out. Another method is to use a mask: cover the whole drawing surface with a shcet of plain paper and cut a hole in this top sheet just the size of the section you are working on.

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