Each image a scientific illustrator takes on is a chance to learn new things - about the scientific subject, about the limits of artistic materials, and of course, to push the artists' own vision and skill further. Mieke Roth is a scientific illustrator who relishes the challenges in exploring new media and subjects. Beginning with a 5 hour dissection of an octopus, Mieke employed no less than 3 different digital art programs to achieve the stunning, revealing beauty with this unique underside, cutaway view.

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Octopus by Mieke Roth

2012, 3D digital and digital painting.

Read and see more about Mieke Roth's amazing process, including the dissection, on her blog.

Portfolio Gallery

Blog (Dutch + English)

Twitter: @miekeroth




This artist’s blog is featured on the Science Artists Feed.

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