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Making the Ugly World of Medical Illustration Online Pretty Again

Shortly after my Symbiartic co-blogger Kalliopi has run a workshop about social media for nature & science artists at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators annual conference in July, I will be speaking about social media for medical illustrators and communicators at the Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, [...]

June 1, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Can Machines Produce Art that Moves Us?

This happens more often than you’d think: You tell someone you are an illustrator. They ask you a few questions and then get to what’s really on their mind: “So, do you do all your work on the computer or do you draw everything by hand?” When you respond that you do some (or all) [...]

May 19, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

5 Instagram Tips for Science Artists

I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in process, and the sort of things I normally share on my blog.

April 29, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
A Farewell to Peers

A Farewell to Peers

The Symbiartic team (Katie McKissick, Glendon Mellow, Kalliopi Monoyios) are sad to say farewell to the blogs and their bloggers that left the Scientific American blog network earlier this month.

December 27, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
New Beginnings, Old Themes and False Starts

New Beginnings, Old Themes and False Starts

About a month ago, We started something new. Kalliopi Monoyios, 1/3 of the Symbiartic posse pushed Katie McKissick and myself to start working on themed creations made especially for our blog.

April 1, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
Who Illustrates the Murals at Museums?

Who Illustrates the Murals at Museums?

Have you ever wondered who illustrates the murals at our beloved museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens? Marjorie Leggitt is one such person.

September 5, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Essential Social Media Sites for Science Illustrators

During my recent talk at the AMI conference about social media and illustration, I skimmed this slide near the end. Talks were intended to be 20 minutes long and I don’t like to rehearse too much: I don’t read off of my slides so I tend to remind myself of the critical points and fret [...]

August 4, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

ScienceArt Exhibits Heat Up This Summer

Take a break from the heat this summer to step into some cool galleries exhibiting scienceart. If the exhibits keep pouring in at this rate, I’ll have to split up this post by region.

June 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Learning the Art of Science Illustration

If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to combine your love of science and art, there is a conference on the horizon that might just be the inspiration you’ve been waiting for.

May 28, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Eighteen years ago this July, a group of 14 adventurers unloaded tents, gear, food, canoes, and two guitars from the back of a big old bus and loaded them into 7 canoes in a nondescript boat launch outside of Yellowknife, NWT.

April 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Just How Fishy Are You? More About Your Inner Animal

Last night the final episode of the 3-part series of PBS’s adaptation of Neil Shubin’s book Your Inner Fish aired in most of the country (although some PBS stations have delayed the last episode until next week… If you didn’t catch the series, you can stream them online for a short period here.) If tweets [...]

April 24, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
SciArt List on Twitter

SciArt List on Twitter

Attempting to update our Science Artist Twitter List! Have we missed you? #sciart #scicomm Symbiartic SciArt (@Symbiartic) January 7, 2014 Recently science-artist Willy Chyr [@willychyr] was looking for a Twitter list of #sciart to follow, and turned to ours.

January 8, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Science on a Sphere & Falling in Love Again

Science on a Sphere & Falling in Love Again

This week, the only dedicated science illustration conference in the country is taking place in Boulder, CO. The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual gathering is in full swing and there are fascinating developments to convey.

July 16, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Portraits of Bonsai at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

As I write this, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is preparing an exhibit showcasing the work of Dick Rauh, a botanical illustrator who has distinguished himself as a master of botanical illustration since he picked up a pen and paper in his retirement.

September 20, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Mossy Drops of Water

Mossy Drops of Water

Mineo Mizuno is a sculptor whose fascination with water as a central part of our existence took him on a journey resulting in this stunning series of large-scale moss-covered ceramic discs.

September 8, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The Symbiartic September SciArt Blitz

The Symbiartic September SciArt Blitz

It’s time once again. Symbiartic is 3 years old now, and every month we bring you about 10 posts from the intersection of science + art.

August 31, 2014 — Glendon Mellow