GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration - 2018 no.1

2018 No.1 GNSI JNSI- 28pp. full color


Beautiful, Luminous Gray

– Patricia Savage
Color mixing can really stress you out. First you have to find the right paints that will match the subject. Then you have to make sure that they all mix together correctly. On top of that, you also have to find the colors that will work well with one another. Finding the right colors to form relationships that create color magic need not be so stressful! And the process is not magic. 

Pages From My Sketchbook

– Richard Rauh
These are sections of an accordion sketchbook that I drew on a Fern Foray with the New York Fern Society in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

Special Pull-Out Section: GNSI 2018 Conference

GNSI’s Greater Washington D.C. Chapter is thrilled to host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators with our annual conference in the organization’s birthplace. Washington D.C., best known as the nation’s capital, is also a dynamic city of history and art expressed in its monuments, architecture, and world class museums. 

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger’s ‘Disturbed’ Insects

– Genevieve Hitchings
If you have not encountered Cornelia Hesse-Honegger’s ‘disturbed’ insects you are in for a treat. Her brilliant, graphic and anatomically correct watercolor paintings of true bugs (Heteroptera) quietly call attention to disturbing deformities. Perhaps most well known for her meticulous paintings of mutated insects that dramatically explore the damaging aftermath of Chernobyl’s nuclear meltdown, Hesse-Honegger has spent her long career bridging science and art in an effort to call attention to unacknowledged dangers of nuclear energy.

Member Spotlight: Dino Pulerà

Being the son of immigrant parents, I was encouraged to pursue a career that was stable and with a steady income; they didn’t want their son to become a struggling artist. So I set my sights on science with the hopes of going to medical school.

Chapter Happenings, Part I

– Gail Guth
Our local Chapters are the heart of the GNSI! 
While many members are unable to attend our annual conferences, their membership in local chapters gives them similar opportunities to connect with other science artists, exhibit their work, explore new techniques and discover valuable assets right in their own locales. Here is a taste of what a few of our dynamic Chapters and Groups have been doing (we’ll have more from other Chapters in future issues).

Save The Date!

2018 GNSI Annual Conferenece July 15- 21, 2018 / Registration opens April 6th.