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Stories by Glendon Mellow

Painting With Chimps

[It's with great pleasure the Symbiartic team is featuring this Guest Post by illustrator Nathaniel Gold. Gold is the artist behind the wonderful illustrations found on The Primate Diaries by Eric Michael Johnson, and has twice been featured as Image of the Week (once, twice) here on the Scientific American Blog Network...

April 5, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Find All the Absurdities!

A little blast from the past to puzzle over while your head spins from chocolate overload this weekend.Two centuries before M.C. Escher confounded us with his optical illusions and play on perspective, William Hogarth (1697-1764) created Satire on False Perspective ...

March 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Blood Goats. You Heard Me.

Sometimes we feature artwork on Symbiartic because it's astounding and thought-provoking. You may have seen Kaitlin Beckett's work on Symbiartic before (when we showed off her Katana Sharks and Fan Fish ), or on her site, A Curious Bestiary.Today, Blood Goats .Something about these seemes sad and powerful to me...

March 29, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Bacteriography - SciArt needs a Kickstart to Escape the Lab

Bringing sciart to the public isn't always an easy task - and the growing ( culturing , har har) field of bioart is some of the toughest art to showcase of all.It's harder than hanging a painting without using nails, as many contemporary galleries insist, leading to those dangling chains from ceiling braces...

March 26, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

How a Martian Goddess Changed My Mind About Copyright

Creative Commons Habits Are Hard to BreakCreative Commons Licences are Good Things, in my estimation. I've had one on my personal art blog The Flying Trilobite since almost the very beginning.There are different grades of Creative Commons Licences (CCL), and like many artists, I've stuck with the most restrictive one...

March 22, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Ultimate Croc Anatomy!

What does ambition look like in a scientific illustrator?Ultimate Croc Anatomy! If you are following the #sciart hashtag on Twitter or belong to the GNSI sciart listserv you already know Mieke Roth is an accomplished scientific illustrator...

February 28, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt on Google+

A couple of years ago, when the massive and amazing all-in-one scienceblogging.org was launching, the organizers asked if I thought there were enough artists blogging about science-related artwork to make an RSS feed that would update a few times a day or week, that could collect science-based artists under one roof...

February 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Fish, Fungus and Flea Beetles

The Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators' (SONSI) exhibit is on right now in Toronto.I used to be webmaster-blogger for this amazing group - and I would be hard-pressed to find a more professional, fun, and above all talented group of illustrators anywhere...

February 18, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt at ScienceOnline 2013 - the Digital Gallery

This marks the 2nd annual ScienceArt Gallery at ScienceOnline - this year featuring talent from the attendees themselves!There are more talented illustrators, comic artists, photographers and visual people than these attending - and since both Kalliopi and myself are in NC we'll see ho else we can profile here on Symbiartic.With apologies to Jason G...

January 30, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Science Communication Migration Map

 Kate Prengaman blogs at Xylem: An Ecology and Environment Blog and created this stunning map of ScienceOnline 2013 attendees.I have to say, it makes me happy that the number of artists has increased so much over the last couple of years...

January 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt at Scio13 - Call for Entries

Last year we saw thundering success with the first ScienceOnline Science-Art Show – more than 50 artists submitted 100+ works included in the digital gallery.That wasn’t the only success last year...

January 6, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Zap the West No l Virus to Save Santa!

What happens when a studio, specializing in medical illustration, animation and interactive apps, sets out to make a Christmas card? You get The Santastic Voyage, a video game where you shrink down, zip through Saint Nick's bloodstream, zapping the West Noël Virus and Bah Humbugs in order to save Christmas...

December 19, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Inspiring New Realities - James Gurney Interview

Last summer I had the pleasure of going the Association of Medical Illustrators meeting here in Toronto. Among the speakers and session moderators, including E.O.Wilson and Jennifer Fairman, was a name familiar to anyone who is fan of illustration - not just scientific illustration, but of the art of illustration in any form: James Gurney...

December 13, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Celestial Awesomesauce

This stunning print by illustrator and animator Scott Benson evokes the cold sky, filled with a burgeoning amount of life. And just look at those cheeks on Hubble, he's so cute I wanna pinch 'em.This limited edition print is still on sale...

December 5, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Children Exploding Out of Stars

 As the worlds of science and illustration continue to show, sometimes non-traditional forms of illustration - the whimsical, the mysterious, the abstract - are the best ways to draw in a new audience to scientific ideas.The book You Are Stardust by author Elin Kelsey and illustrator Soyeon Kim (hey!...

November 15, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Secrets of a Paleoart Rockstar: Julius Csotonyi

One of the most popular fields of science with children and adults alike is paleontology. And there's a very good reason for this. Since the first fossil was recognized and found, it inspired imaginations to envision what the animal was like when it was alive...

October 23, 2012 — Glendon Mellow
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