Switching Careers into Science Illustration
We are glad to help you work through some of your choices as you consider a career change.
First of all if you live in the DC area, I would encourage you to com to the Next GNSI-DC meeting and meet some fellow Illustrators and see what they are doing. Make some connections. The next meeting is April 15th at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Here is some more information:
Second, do you intend to use your Biology/neuroscience background to provide expertise in the illustrations you make, or are you doing a radical turn from this subject matter?
Third, do you have any of your drawings/art up online where we can see them?
Fourth, are you thinking you are going to dive right in, or take some additional coursework to sharpen your skills?
Once you have some answers, maybe I can direct you to some people to discuss further your options.
You might also find that reading some of the GNSI forum threads helpful in your search: http://www.gnsi.org/forum