science illustration
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.
Botanical Art
Botanical Art
Kenny Coogan | Jul 10, 2015
Scientific illustrator Mindy Lighthipe’s interest in insects inspired her to begin drawing plants.
For the Love of Plants
For the Love of Plants
Kenny Coogan | Jul 10, 2015
Meet botanical illustrator Mindy Lighthipe, who practices environmental activism through art.
Anatomy for Everybody
Anatomy for Everybody
Eli Chen | Aug 1, 2014
Meet Vanessa Ruiz, the medical illustrator behind the popular art blog Street Anatomy.
Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830
Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 1, 2012
On the bicentennial of his birth, Edward Lear is celebrated for his whimsical poetry and his stunningly accurate scientific illustrations.
Zooming into Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 16, 2012
Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.
Cyan Wonders
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
In 1842, Anna Atkins, a 43-year-old amateur botanist from Kent, England, began experimenting with a brand-new photographic process called cyanotype or blue-print. 
Botanical Blueprints, circa 1843
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Anna Atkins, pioneering female photographer, revolutionized scientific illustration using a newly invented photographic technique.