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By Frances W. Zweifel

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ISBN-13: 9780226996981

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This ebook is designed to assist biologists who needs to create their very own illustrations and artists who're faced with unexpected organic matters. the writer, an skilled organic illustrator, offers useful directions and recommendation at the attention of dimension and of printing procedures, number of fabrics, tools for saving time and hard work, drawing thoughts, lettering tools, and mounting and packing the completed illustrations. She explains tips on how to produce transparent and engaging charts, graphs, and maps, so necessary to technological know-how courses. notwithstanding this primer doesn't disguise photographic recommendations, it does comprise suggestion on retouching, cropping, and mounting images and on utilizing images of organic matters as aids in drawing. This moment version is up to date to mirror the numerous technological adjustments in artwork fabrics and printing techniques that experience happened because the book's first booklet, and it comprises a completely new bankruptcy on making plans, designing, and mounting the poster shows that experience develop into a necessary a part of meetings held via medical societies. additionally incorporated are the necessities and conventions bizarre to organic representation and a bibliography of priceless reference works."Every biology scholar who intends to jot down a thesis merits to possess this e-book, as does the biologist who intends to submit or paintings up a few visible aids for his personal use. there isn't any cause to restrict the suggestions of this guide to the sector of biology; it's going to be important to different particular components of science."—Evan Lindquist, American Biology instructor (from a evaluation of the 1st version)

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Spend a few hours examining what is on the shelves and asking questions. Often the clerks are art students themselves and can suggest new and convenient products. If no good art-supply store is within reach, many will mail their catalogues; a short list is included in the Selected References at the end of this book. An important consideration is that many art products are hazardous to health. Fixativc sprays may be dangerous to inhale; dyes and even drawing surfaces may give off poisonous fumes; inks can cause some users skin and eye irritations.

Another reason to proceed gradually over the entire picture is that a n Black-and-white Illustrations FIG. 22 Joining inked lines using a fine pen artist tends to draw differently at different times, which could cause the drawing to look disjointed. It is wise to keep the drawing lighter in tone and to space the shading lines or dots a little wider than you really desire, because reduction and printing tend to thicken the lines slightly and "close up" the drawing, thus darkening the picture in general.

Mount the telescope firmly on a stand so that the eyepicce is at a convenient height. The object to be drawn is placed against a piece of graph paper held vertical to the long axis of the telescope or directly behind a sheet of clear Lucitc scored in a grid. You can then view the object through the telescope and draw on a piece of graph paper. suring the Subject FIG. 18 Using coordinate squares to increase or decrease proportlonatel\. grid (see fig. 18). Using the appropriate coordinates, the features of the subject as seen through the telescope can be transferred to the drawing paper with a minimum of perspective distortion.

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