Scientific illustration

A picture, or well crafted graph, can tell a thousand words. A well placed figure can shed light on even the most obscure of concepts.

I am happy to help with all aspects of the visualisation process, from concepts through to final execution. I offer a broad range of styles (see the below portfolio for a sample). As a researcher myself, I understand the process of constructing journal papers, scholarly presentations, and reports.

Scope: Though I specialize in biological illustration, I am interested in any and all scientific projects. I can work to journal publication specifications, and advise on visualisations for both academic and non-academic target audiences.

Practical assets: Adobe Photoshop CS4 (full commercial license),60x dissection microscope

Referees: If you're not sure if I'm the right illustrator for you, these two people can provide insight into what it is like working with me.

Professor Scott Keogh, Head of the Evolution, Ecology & Genetics research division at the Australian National University (scott.keogh@anu.edu.au)
Dr. Jodie Rummer, Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University (jodie.rummer@jcu.edu.au)

Rate: I typically charge $47/hour (standard Australian research assistant rate).

Contact me at ewalsh.sci@gmail.com to get started!

Also, if you're interested in original art, and non-scientific commissions, check out my online art store.

 

Education

Want to learn the ins- and outs- of Scientific Illustration? I'm available to take workshops on the topic (Australia Only).

In the meantime, feel free to try out this guided scientific illustration exercise that covers some of the key skills every scientific illustrator should have.

 

Portfolio

Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized images.

Diagrams and schematics

Experiment Stimuli

Data Visualisation

Line drawings

Realistic Works

Science Photography

(promotional, illustrative, and microscope) 

Image clean-up

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After
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Graphic Design

(logos, poster and presentation layouts)

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Example poster layout (click to view .pdf)

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Example talk layout (click to view .pdf)

CV

This is a somewhat exhaustive list of where my illustrations have been used. Return to the research homepage to view my research-specific CV.

YearInformation

2017

Scientific illustration,Talk, Field Naturalists Association of the ACT(Canberra, Australia, 6th July)

2017

Scientific illustration and Conservation. Invited talk, National Parks Association of the ACT (Canberra, Australia, 15th June)

2017

The art of science: Scientific illustration. Interview with Australian National University's ScienceWise, 3rd July

2017

Ongoing series of illustrations for Conservation Physiology in Action, open-access series in the journal Conservation Physiology

2017

Figure for Sherratt, E., Vidal-Garcia,M., Anstis, M., & Keogh, J.S. Adult frogs and their tadpoles do not have the same macro-evolutionary patterns across the Australian continent. Nature Ecology and Evolution. IN PRESS.

2017

Series of cartoon occupation scientific stimuli for C. Browne

2017

Scientific figure clean up for M. Myerscough

2017

Scientific figure clean up for M. Kirk

2017

Prospective journal cover for H. Tabatabaei-Jafari

2017

Series of cartoon occupation scientific stimuli for A. Hellsing

2017

Figure for Hogan, Alexandra B., and Mary R. Myerscough. "A Model for the Spread of an Invasive Weed, Tradescantia fluminensis." Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: 1-17.

2017

Figure preparation for grant application (a/Prof N. Cherbuin)

2016

Snake sillhouettes for D. Esquerre

2016

Series of images for the Herpetological Association of Africa

2016

38th annual Lorne Genome Conference 2017 t-shirt design

2016

Led Scientific illustration workshop (hosted by the Sydney society for conservation biology; University of New South Wales, 21st June 2016)

2016

Poster design for J. Rummer, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2016

Fish illustrations for publication and media for J. Rummer, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2016

Experimental stimuli preparation (cartoon art) for E. Kidd, Research School of psychology, the Australian National University.

2016

Symposium flyer and branding for Healthy Brain Ageing symposium, at the Australian National University.

2016

Conference logo and branding for the Australasian Epidemiological Association.

2016

Research project logo for K. Anstey, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, the Australian National University.

2016

Infographic preparation for M. Kirk, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, the Australian National University.

2016

Figure preparation for D. Nicol, Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania.

2016

Map cleanup and preparation for for C. Moffatt, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, the Australian National University.

2015

Experiment stimuli preparation (3D modelling) for V. Beanland, Research School of Psychology, the Australian National University.

2015

Logo design for J. Rummer, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2015

Logo design for C. Chrichley, Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology, Swinburne University.

2015

Map cleanup for P. Fidelman, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast.

2015

Poster giving course information to prospective students for D. Rowell, Research School of Biology, the Australian National University

2015

Fish circulatory illustrations for J. Rummer, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2015

Experiment stimuli preparation (Adobe Photoshop compositing) for V. Beanland, Research School of Psychology, the Australian National University

2015

Figure clean-up for publication for J. Rummer, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2015

Full colour illustration of flounder (for media and publication) for D. Roche, Institut de Biologie, Université de Neuchâtel.

2014

Illustrations for J. Rummer's TEDx talk, "Athletes of the Great Barrier Reef"

2014

Logo for "Stand up for psychology" research

2014

Figure for Hoops, D. A perfusion protocal for lizards, including a method for brain removal.

2014

Figure for Binning, SA, DG Roche. (2014). Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology. In Press.

2014

Figure for Pepper, M, JS Keogh. (2014). Biogeography of the Kimberley, Western Australia: A review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium. Journal of Biogeography. In Press.

2014

Figure for Vidal-Garcia, M., PG Byrne, JD Roberts, JS Keogh. (2014). The role of phylogeny and ecology in shaping morphology in 21 genera and 127 species of Australo-Papuan myobatrachid frogs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27:181-192.

2014

Catullo R, Doughty P, and JS Keogh (2014). A new frog species (Myobatrachidae: Uperoleia) from the Northern Deserts region of Australia, with a redescription of U. trachyderma. Zootaxa, 3753 (3): 251-262. (figure)

2014

Graphic design and logo for the Australian Society of Herpetologists meeting 2014 (Greenhills, Australia, 29th January to 1st February)

2013

Figure for Pepper, M.R., Doughty, P., Fujita, M.K., Moritz, C. & Keogh, J.S. (2013). Speciation on the Rocks: Integrated Systematics of the Heteronotia spelea Species Complex (Gekkota; Reptilia) from Western and Central Australia. PLOS ONE. 8(11): e78110. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078110.

2013

Fish illustration for academic poster and media accompaniment of Roche DG., Binning SA., Strong LE., Davies J, Jennions MD. (2013). Increased behavioural lateralization in parasitized coral reef fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1339-1344 .

2013

Figure preparation assistance for Pepper, M.R., Doughty, P. & Keogh, J.S. (2013). Geodiversity & endemism in the iconic Australian Pilbara region: a review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium. Journal of Biogeography, 40 (7), 1225-1239.

2013

Assorted fish illustrations for Dr. Jodie Rummer, for multiple academic uses including publication

2013

Poster layout for the Australian Open Access Support Group

2013

Cover illustration for L. Aplin's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2013

Cover illustration for P.Bolton's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2012

Generated stimuli images for J. Lane's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2012

Generated stimuli images for S. Sabadas's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Figures and illustrations for Catullo, R.A., Doughty, P., Roberts, D.J., & Keogh, S. (2011) Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa, 2902: 1 - 43.

2011

Figures for Pepper, M., Doughty, P., Hutchinson, M.N. & Keogh, S. (2011) Ancient drainages divide cryptic species in Australia’s arid zone: Morphologicaland multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked Geckos (Rhynchoedura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, in press.

2011

Figure generation assistance for O'Kearney, R., & Hunt, A. (2011) Integration and Organisation of Trauma Memories and Posttraumatic Symptoms, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 6, 716-725.

2011

Generated illustrations and figures the book Human Transit, by Jarrett Walker, Island Press.

2011

Generated stimuli set for F. Maclean's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Generated final figures for C. Jillard's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Generated final figures for P. Hoffmann's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Generated final figures for J. Leitch's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Generated final figures for X. Schmalz's thesis, submitted in partial completion of an honours degree at the Australian National University.

2011

Art exhibited in a Carl Sagan's Cosmos 30 Years On: Celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the PBS Series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, as part of the "Light In Winter", in Ithaca, USA.

2010

Art and illustrations featured in assorted Australian National Univeristy courses (Perception, Plant: genes to environment)

2009

Art and illustrations featured in assorted Australian National Univeristy courses (Diversity of life, Introduction ot genetics)

2009

Program cover and name tags for Evolution 09 - the sixth Biennial Meeting of the Australasian Evolution Society Conference

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