Your illustration is wonderful. Are you being commissioned by people to illustrate active (i.e. Unpublished) research? If so I would be careful; stealing of intellectual property does happen in academia/medical research, and your commissioners may not appreciate results being prematurely broadcast. If that's not how it works (I've never hired someone to illustrate my work), then carry on with your lovely art!
Hello anon! I do reserve all rights (contractually) to the images for this commission but you’re right, I probably shouldn’t have this much of the actual research posted on my blog (especially pre-publication). I didn’t tag it except for #sciill because it was only put up to show my progress, but I guess whoever runs scientificillustration is following me?? I’ll check in with the people I’m working with. Thanks for the heads up!
Senior Portfolio project 2 sneak preview
HOW DO I WATERCOLOR A CHAYOTE.
Above: 1-3: watercolor sketches, 4: WIP of final image 1 of 3
Sneak peek of the research I’m doing for my second senior portfolio project:
How do (bony) fish swim/float?
Botanical Illustration: Unusual Produce →
For our first botanical assignment, we were to go out and buy an unusual produce item (fruit, vegetable or herb) that we have either never seen before or never eaten! I stopped by Tan A asian market on Broad Street and picked up a Choyote Squash, Bitter Melon and an Eddo (which…
lmfao at white people trying to eat bitter melon
I ate them. No problem.
But then my favorite soft drink is tonic.
Ok, good for you. I only ask you to consider, in the future, that when you buy “unusual” produce which you have never seen or eaten before, that produce is not unusual at all. In fact, it is entirely commonplace and normal to millions of people outside of your cultural heritage, and by branding it as unusual, you are in some small part contributing to our othering and exotification as abnormal or deviant—the legacy of orientalism. I also suggest that when you cook our produce, you try using our recipes, such as the tinola I recommended above, in order to more successfully render it “less disgusting”. Better luck next time!
Hi sayangnasayang I’m the one who posted about my botanical illustration class! I’m sorry if it came off as exotification. I know that many of these fruits/veggies are staples of a variety of diets and dishes worldwide (especially the chayote which i had no idea was so pandemic! its everywhere!! so cool) And the term unusual was merely meant in a personal context because I have never heard of a lot of this produce and I’m not one to step too much out of my comfort zone. heck i ate pop tarts and pb&j almost every day for about 7 years if that’s saying anything haha Also I will probably always think bitter melon is gross but I’m glad people enjoy it! (But also I will try a more formal recipe next time) Plus it has so many health benefits dang. So I am quite sorry if I have offended you or anyone, I just am learning to branch out and I think this was a nifty project to do so!
Project 1 for Senior Portfolio (well a screen cap, at least)
This is what I turned in for my crit today but even before our critique I realized I still have quite a few problems to solve! I’m excited to keep working on this project, but our Project 2 thumbnails are already due on Tuesday, so I’ll have to put it on the back burner for now. Maybe it’s better that I can step back from it for a bit and return with fresh eyes and new ideas!
Next up… why do fish float? A lesson in buoyancy and fish anatomy! <3
Digital paint sketches of each piece for my project that i haven’t done yet (due Sep 16th)
WHY DO APPLES BROWN?!
I feel like I’m getting closer to the logo design I want….still not sure if I’m there
Portfolio: Logo Design
You guys. As part of the business part of our portfolio class, I have to design a logo for myself as a scientific ¿and/or? medical illustrator and I’m having such a tough time. The ones i like the most aren’t as serious(?) as they might need to be BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO STILL.
HOW DO I CREATE BETTER MORE RELEVANT LOGOS PLZ HELP ;_: