Sat, Jun 19 | via Zoom

Introduction to Scientific Illustration - Measuring a Specimen and Creating a Graphite Drawing

This class will provide an introduction to this expansive field by teaching students simple ways to measure specimens and begin creating realistic drawings. It will also focus on the basics of rendering in graphite, the importance of value and contrast, and some standard drawing techniques.
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Introduction to Scientific Illustration - Measuring a Specimen and Creating a Graphite Drawing

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Jun 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
via Zoom

About the Event

Scientific illustration has been used for centuries to visually communicate information and aid in the understanding of our natural world. This class will provide an introduction to this expansive field by teaching students simple ways to measure specimens and begin creating realistic drawings. It will also focus on the basics of rendering in graphite, the importance of value and contrast, and some standard drawing techniques.

About Art instructor Marly Beyer - Marly Beyer is an artist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her work ranges from detailed scientific illustration to personal explorations of secret corners and quiet, beautiful, playful, momentary, everlasting human connections. She has worked as an illustration intern at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is currently the staff illustrator for Maggot Brain magazine via Third Man Records, has been published by Yeti magazine, Social Music Recordings and her work has been shown at the Portland Museum of Modern Art. 

www.marlybeyer.com

Supplies needed: Graphite pencil or good quality pencil with an eraser, sketch pad or drawing paper, pencil sharpener,  ruler and small natural object like a shell, bone or leaf. 

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