Jean Giraud (Moebius) 1938-2012 - Lines and Colors

Ralph McQuarrie, 1929-2012 - Lines and Colors

Calling all GNSI Illustrators - Britt Griswold, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Why hire a professional illustrator? - News from the Studio of Emily Damstra

Bringing Plants to the People - Carol Gracie, ArtPlantae Today

Evolutionary Biology in Video Games? - Biocreativity

Keeping Clam - Weapon of Mass Imagination

Marc Quinn: All of Nature Flows Through Us - Vanessa Ruiz, Street Anatomy

Loggerheads - Laughing Mantis

Best rejection letter ever - Artologica

Thought Forms - Sticks & Stones, Eggs & Bones

Creative Stealing - Annette Heist, Science & the Arts

A couple of shows, a couple of bats - A Curious Bestiary

Pachyrhinosaurus Size Chart - The CAW Box

Allosaurus Science Ink - The Flying Trilobite

iPalaeontology - the iPad as a research tool - Palaeo Illustrata

Prints and Posters - Sci-ence

Pilot Whales in Watercolor - Omegafauna

SONSI Exhibit 2012 - Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators

Sword Fern at Muir Woods - Walk About

3D Robot Dinosaurs! - drip

ART Evolved is a no-Pin zone, sadly... - Craig Dylke, ART Evolved

Cedar Waxwing - Xanthopan

Displaying stuff at the nanolevel at museums - Medical Museion

Transform Your iPhone Into a Microscope - Just Add Water - Compound Eye

Sketching Geckos in the Museum of Science - Tricia's Obligatory Art Blog!

AI: Emoticons are Art - Mad Art Lab

Science as mystical connections - only art dares! - Alchemy

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Scumble: ”A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through.”

From The Artist’s Handbook, by Ray Smith.

This began as a series of posts on my personal blog, The Flying Trilobite, as a way to brush highlights over the tremendous amount of science-based art that’s out there. I can’t begin to cover it all, so here’s a scumble over some recent posts that I found interesting, provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed, and other sources.

Science-art is becoming an increasingly popular form of science communication and entertainment. Drawing from fine art, laboratory work, scientific illustration, concept art and more, watch how artists spread scientific literacy and play with the inspiring concepts in science. Doing the Scumble posts, I hope to connect artists with each other, and expose their work to a wider audience. Remember, a lot of these artists are available for commissions and have online shops for original art and reproductions.

Put your feet up, make yourself an espresso and enjoy the science-art on the links above.

Click here for recent Scumbles and here for even earlier Scumbles.