Scientific Illustration

UCSC Resources:

Keep an eye out for offerings of ENVS 18, Scientific Illustration!

Also, Emily Underwood has many online tutorials available on her YouTube channel

For example, check out Nature Journaling Materials and Nature Journaling Wildflowers!



California State University, Monterey Bay, Science Illustration

Official website for CSU Monterey Bay's scientific Illustration graduate program. View artwork portfolio samples in the gallery, or find information about classes and events.

University of California Santa Cruz Science Communication Program

The science communication program awards a graduate certificate for nine months of science journalism coursework, focused presenting scientific knowledge to a general audience.

John Muir Laws Youtube Channel

A series of step-by-step nature illustration videos produced by artist John Muir Laws, and the California Native Plant Society. The series focuses mainly on plant illustration, but also touches on sketching birds and mammals.


Scientific Illustration Blog
A blog-style art gallery highlighting selected scientific illustrations. Gallery surveys a wide variety of artists and subjects; featuring both new artwork by current artists, and vintage images.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

GNSI has provided communication between professional illustrators since its foundation in 1968. The website features career information and nation-wide events, as well as a discussion forum.