Archive for Science

Botanical illustration Artist-In-Residency at Denver Botanic Gardens 2015

Artist-In-Residency at Denver Botanic Gardens: There aren’t that many opportunities to be an artist-in-residence in scientific illustration at a renowned botanical garden. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the two artists at the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) in March of 2015….

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May the Fourth be with you. 9 anatomical structures named “4th” that will always be with you.

Happy Star Wars Day! Last weekend at the US Science and Engineering festival, I had the lovely honor of being part of the National Museum of Health & Medicine Booth in Washington, DC. While there, I got to paint some anatomy of the forearm on…

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11 Science Gift Ideas

Science Gift Ideas – Unique and Different Gifts Are you looking for a neat gift for your favorite scientist? Do they already have crazy ties, shirts, and Newton’s cradles for the office?  Are you tired of trying to fit so many mugs in your cupboard? Do…

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9.5 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Science Lovers

Are you ready for Halloween? We rolled up our crafty (or nerdy) sleeves to bring you easy, fast, and environmentally friendly Halloween costume ideas for scientists and science lovers. Bonus- none of these costumes involves you with a lab coat. Here are the 9.5 Last-minute…

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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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[Contest] Share your research for a chance to win custom artwork!

Update 10/24/13: Since we had less than 3 entries, all entrants have won prizes. Congrats! Win custom artwork by an award-winning medical & scientific illustrator! Do you ever struggle to explain your area of technical expertise? Would you like a visual to describe your research…

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Medical Media and Power of Illustration

Medical Media for Education Not so long ago, it used to be that only experts could access expert knowledge, research, and diagnosis. There was a great divide of knowledge between doctors and patients. Whatever the doctor told the patient was the only information available to…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…part 5. Article Review-last part.

Visuals vs Non-visuals? Yeah whatever, let’s start a new experiment! Note: This is part 5 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1 here.  Access part 2 here. Access part 3 here….

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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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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 4. Now the study starts to give you advice

The study that shows effects of using visuals in presentation neglects to lead the readers to the famous conclusion. Note: This is part 4 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1…

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