On the importance of accuracy in scientific illustrations (or sculptures)

A few weeks ago, I had a one-hour phone conversation with my friend Jacqueline Parada on how we are constantly encountering new details on the forms of the organisms that we are drawing or sculpting. She is also a scientists, illustrator and a ceramic sculptor and we both spend quite a lot of time observing organisms under the microscope, identifying their forms, reading scientific papers, looking at SEM images and then translating all that visual information into an illustration or sculpture. It is actually nice to be able to talk about these things with someone that knows exactly what you are talking about.

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