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[Parasitology] Scientific Illustration workshop, May 9-13, 2016.

soledad.esteban via parasite%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from icp.cat)
Fri Oct 23 05:53:13 EST 2015

Dear colleagues,
The third edition of the course  "Introduction to Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration" is already open.
DATES: May 9-13, 2016.
Instructor: Oscar Sanisidro (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales- CSIC, Spain).
Course webpage: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/draw/scientific-illustration/
Site:  Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (Barcelona, Spain).
- Scientific and naturalistic illustrations: Generalities and comparison.
- Scientific illustration versus photography.
- General drawing workflow.
- Sketching and approaches to naturalistic illustration.
 - Drawing basics: Halftone rendering, textures, transparency object shadows, reflected light and cast shadows.
- Drawing tools and media: 
 - Line and ink: Basic techniques, rendering      styles, scratchboard. 
 - Pencil: Basic techniques, coloured pencils,      watercoloured pencils, examples. 
 - Water colour. 
 - Camera lucida (procedure and practical      examples).
- Graphite rendering.
- Field sketching (naturalistic illustration).
- Introduction to computer graphics.
- Bitmap graphics software: Main tools, layer workflow.
- Chromatic diagrams, bit depth, colour models and channels, image corrections.
- Vectorial vs. bitmap drawing.
- Vectorial graphics software: Bezier-curve drawing, pattern filling, examples.
- Examples and subjects of scientific illustration. 
 - Illustrating plants, animals and geological      features. 
 - Illustrating animals in their habitats. 
 - Palaeoecological reconstruction.
The course material is included in the course fee.
This course is co-organized by Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia M. Crusafont. Place are limited and will be covered by strict registration order.
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain

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