Where Nature is the Draw: CSUMB Science Illustration
July 1, 2011
Epibulus insidiator. Scorpaeichthys marmoratus. Eupithecia orichloris. Some people study them, others draw them. Few do both. Yet with CSUMB’s 5-week intensive program, biologists and painters alike can now try their hand at this rare art form called science illustration.
Instructor Amadeo Bachar, freelance artist for National Geographic, and Science American, trains his pupils to develop a keen eye for the unexpected movements of nature. The classroom diversity, spanning from neophyte to professional artist, is not only limited to range of students but also to their media set which includes watercolor, mixed media, and computer software.
With this course, marine mammal masterpieces are just a pen and paper away.
For other aquatic artwork and more, feel free to check out CSUMB's Science Illustration Online Gallery.
The course begins July 19 and costs $585. For more information call 582-4500 or visit the Science Illustration website.