This course offers a broad introduction to scientific illustration applied to Biological Sciences with some remarks in Palaeontology. It includes general elements in the production of a scientific illustration for editorial publishing. It is also intend to show a look at the most current technological advances in the field like basic computer graphics applied to science illustration and 3D modelling. Practical examples will be fitted according to the feedback of the applicants.
(Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - CSIC, Spain).
Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
(Transmitting Science, Spain).
A basic knowledge in computer graphics software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator) and in personal computers is strongly recommended. All participants must bring their own personal laptop (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).
Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), C/ de l’Escola Industrial, 23, 08201 Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). How to arrive.
- Scientific and naturalistic illustrations: Generalities and comparison.
- Scientific illustration versus photography.
- General drawing workflow.
- Sketching and approaches to naturalistic illustration.
Practice: First approach to scientific illustration.
- Drawing basics: Halftone rendering, textures, transparency object shadows, reflected light and cast shadows.
- Drawing tools and media:
Practice: Graphite rendering practice.
|Excursion: Field sketching (naturalistic illustration).
Theory: Introduction to computer graphics.
- Bitmap graphics software: Main tools, layer workflow.
- Chromatic diagrams, bit depth, colour models and channels, image corrections.
- Vectorial vs. bitmap drawing.
- Vectorial graphics software: Bezier-curve drawing, pattern filling, examples.
Practice: Improving traditional media drawings.
- Examples and subjects of scientific illustration.
- 3D applied to scientific illustration.
40 hours on-site.
Monday 18th to Friday 22th May 2015:
9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
13:30 to 15:00 Lunch.
15:00 to 19:00 Lessons.
- There will be two coffee breaks each day, halfway through each lesson session.
Places are limited to 20 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
This course can be validated by 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) by the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, Zurich, Switzerland.
Reduced registration fee until February 15, 2015: 440 €. Full registration fee after February 15, 2015: 585 €. Participation fees include course material, coffee breaks and lunches.
Former participants will have a 5 % discount* on the current course fee.
We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact us at email@example.com).
Please complete and submit your Registration Form (see below); we will confirm your acceptance by e-mail. This course will be held if at least 50 % of the places are filled.
If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, cancellations up to 20 days before the course start date will incur a 30 % cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non-attendance, the full course fee will be charged.
If Transmitting Science must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Transmitting Science, you will either be entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your fee can be credited toward a future course / workshop. Transmitting Science is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of any planned course / workshop.
The course will take place in the city of Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain).
You can stay in Barcelona city or Sabadell. Information about Hotels and Hostel in Sabadell here.
How to arrive to Sabadell from Barcelona city.
Unfortunately there are no internal grants available for this course. However some discounts are offered to people belonging to some of the Associations, Institutions or Universities listed here. If you want to apply to this discount please state the name of your Association, Institution or University in the “Comments” field of the Registration Form (proof will be asked later). For information on External Financial Support, please check the link.
Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount* on the course fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.
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* Discounts are not cumulative.