What is a Scientific Illustrator?

Observation, patience and attention to detail are skills necessary for both art and science. In Situ Science explores what it takes to be a scientific illustrator specialising in producing highly detailed and accurate images that demonstrate scientific concepts, specimens and procedures.

Erin Walsh from the Australian National University is a research scientist and a scientific illustrator. Her skill and passion for illustration has helped shaped her scientific career. Along with conducting her own research she contributes to other scientists’ work by providing her clients with scientifically accurate artwork, figures and diagrams.

See more of Erin’s work www.negaleg.com

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Music – “Funny Song” http://www.bensound.com

Created by James O’Hanlon – www.jamesohanlonresearch.wordpress.com

Additional footage: Erin Walsh and Ravindra Palavalli Nettimi

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