Scientific Illustration is one of the simplest ways to connect art with science. It's also a wonderful way to explore aspects of biology. We have been illustrating science for 20 years and are published in many journal articles, reviews and text books. We engage students through scientific illustration and train interns regularly from the Atlanta area. Below are some examples of how our illustration program has been applied over the years.
The Ribbit Exhibit
The Ribbit Exhibit occured in 2016 and highlighted the art of illustration interns we have worked with over the past several years and was held at Kavarna in Decatur, GA. The month-long exhibit ended with an Atlanta science Festival Event — 'Behind-the-Scenes of Scientific Illustration' which was a presentation on the illustrative process as well as an all-ages drawing workshop.
This Marbled Salamander was 'painted' in Adobe PhotoShop by The Amphibian Foundation's President, Mark Mandica. Digital Renderings can produce very realistic features that are scientifically accurate.
This piece was originally painted with watercolor by scientific illustration intern Henry Adams. The work was later enhanced digitally in PhotoShop. This was one of the works featured in The Ribbit Exhibit.
Pen and Ink Illustration
This Flat Face Frog, Breviceps mossambicus was drawn with pen and ink using stippling to create depth and dimension. Pen and Ink are a standard for scientific publications because of their ability to be reproduced at virtually any size.
Amphibian Conservation Coloring Book
These amazing coloring book pages were produced by illustration intern, Sarah Horsley, largely from images on the FrogsNeedOurHelp Instagram feed. These pages made their debut at the illustration workshop at the end of The Ribbit Exhibit and are a favorite of the children at Critter Camp.