Lectures Lectures

The Art of Scientific Illustration

Date: 12:30-13:30 on January 11, 2019


The presentation will introduce methods of engaging visual mediums for the purpose of communicating biological information. By observing the process of creating scientific illustrations, the audience can understand how artists and scientists work together. The presentation exhibits various methods of using graphite, watercolor, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator to create textbook illustrations, diagrammatic posters, and cover illustrations.

This presentation also conveys ideas of how students can integrate art into their learning process, how teachers can integrate art into their lectures, and how scientists can integrate art into their research.

Speaker Introduction

Julie Liu is a freelance illustrator who uses the visual mediums of illustration to convey biological information. She studied Scientific Illustration at The University of Georgia and Medical Illustration at Augusta University. Her area of focus involves helping scientists create visual representations of their research and rendering illustrations which aid students in their learning process.