Today's post is a special one. For the first time EVER on Artful Scientist, I am featuring a GUEST BLOGGER. the following was written by Danny Ward, a PhD researcher at the John Innes Centre/University of East Anglia in Norwich. His research focuses on human and bacterial pathogens. He is also an aspiring science writer … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Scientific Figures
My last "Science of Paint" post was on acrylic paint and its environmental impact. In that post, I promised to later write something about the environmental pros and cons of oil paint. And here I am! One major plus side to oil paint from an environmental standpoint is that much of the paint is made … Continue reading The Science of Painting: Oil Paint and the Environment
As one might surmise from the way I’ve titled this post, I am very excited about today’s topic! Yesterday I had the privilege to hear my work read by a professional for a very first time as part of the Traverse Theatre’s Young Writers Scratch Night. For ten weeks I’ve attended weekly workshops with various … Continue reading Science Theatre Scratch Night TWO: This Time it’s Personal!
This week I am a bit behind because of NON-BLOG writing (very exciting stuff. Full details next week). So I’ll use my blog post today to write briefly about somebody else whose work inspires me, rather than making something content heavy myself. 3blue1brown is one of my favorite YouTubers. His videos take a different approach … Continue reading SciArt on YouTube: 3blue1brown
Jules Verne was the first “classic” (AKA old) author I fell in love with. I read the Great Illustrated Classics edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as a child and was thrilled by the adventures of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus. That edition was highly simplified of course, which is something I love about … Continue reading SciArtist Profile: Jules Verne
I think this is perhaps the first time in Artful Scientist history I have failed to publish on a Tuesday. Shame on me! No excuses! We shall see if today's post is any good given that I am SCRAMBLING to write it. In positive news, one of my favorite art/science hobbies is becoming possible again: … Continue reading Back to Bugs!
I remain in awe of the museums in London. I specifically chose Edinburgh to study Science Communication because of the great culture of SciComm in this city, and I am delighted overall to be living here. But I can’t help but visit London every now and again because there is something special there in terms … Continue reading Revisiting the Natural History Museum
One of the finest illustrators of the 19th century and an exhaustive researcher, John James Audubon made his mark across disciplines with his work on birds. He identified 25 new species of bird in his lifetime, and his major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works … Continue reading SciArtist Profile: John James Audubon
This topic might do well for another little series. I have been thinking a great deal lately about how the role technology plays in two-dimensional design. This is mostly because I am highly interested in design, but don’t consider myself a very skilled draftsman. But technology allows me to be a designer without cultivating the … Continue reading Technology and Design: Adobe Illustrator
Another entry in my science of painting series. Today’s post is about what I consider to be unequivocally the most diverse material for creating traditional paintings: Acrylic paint. One would think that the answer would be oil paint, but with the vast range of mediums and additives available for acrylic paint, my own opinion has … Continue reading Science of Painting: Acrylic Paint and the Environment