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10 Differences between scientific illustrators and general illustrators

Hi, I’m Ikumi, and I’m a scientific illustrator. The usual response to that is , “what’s that?” and “I’ve never met one, how cool”. Then the conversation drifts to how one becomes a scientific illustrator. Usually the scientific illustrator loves both science and art and…

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Awards and Recognitions

Work by Studio Kayama has been recognized by many national and local level organizations. Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art Ikumi is the recipient of Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Frank….

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See the Most Dedicated Moms In Nature

Noteworthy News! Some of my posts will be appearing in the local patch.com website. Here’s the first one celebrating all mothers. While it’s no secret that human parents (especially moms) sacrifice so much for the well-being of their kids, less is known about other animals…

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Happy Birthday DNA!

It was 60 years ago today that Drs. Watson and Crick’s paper describing the model of the DNA was published in Nature. The double-helix structure was based on an X-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin. Did you know that lots of DNA drawings are…

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Photography vs Illustration: 7 areas where photos fall short

“Why not take photos?” Installment #1: Bird Photography Edition “Why not take photos?” When talking about photography vs illustration, this is probably one of the most common questions I get. The easy answer is, “because photos can’t do the same things illustrations can”. Just because…

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  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From collections to a lively bird

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From collections to a lively bird

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From incomplete to reconstructed

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From incomplete to reconstructed

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From dried specimen to an educational plate

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From dried specimen to an educational plate

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From graphs to graphics

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From graphs to graphics

  • Scientific Illustration before and after: From photos to illustration

    Scientific Illustration before and after: From photos to illustration

Scientific Illustration Overview – What is Scientific Illustration?

Scientific Illustration as a communication tool In the recent years, there’s been an explosion of scientific research. More papers are published today than ever before, and scientists are making new discoveries every day. Using scientific illustration effectively to share new findings and discoveries is key…

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