Combining Science and Art
I'm beginning to realize that what I want to do in and with my life is connect the art that I love to the science I find so fasinating (this is what others have been telling me to do for a few years now). I'm coming up on my senior year of college, and will be graduating with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Writing Studies. I have always had an intense love for both science and art, however I still have no idea what I want to do once I graduate. I have always been relatively decent with art, and my strengths lie in capturing things exactly the way I see them, whether through pencil and paper or through photography. However, since highschool I've had a severe strain on the art I've been able to do, and just now I've realizing just how unhappy it has made me has me.
The possiblility of merging both science and art into something as amazing as Science Illlustrating is something I really want to do, but I'm not really sure where to start. I know I need an exceptional portfolio, with different media and subjects represented, but beyond that I'm lost. I haven't had any courses for art/design/anything in college because mine doesn't offer anything (except photography and "painting," both of which I have taken), and that would obviously pin me as uneducated next to an art major.
I guess I just would like some help as to options on what I could do and who I could talk to to 'start the ball rolling.'