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  newsletter GNSI Newsletter
  directory Directory of Members
  journal GNSI Journal of Scientific Illustration
  techniques Technique Sheets II
  careers Careers in Scientific Illustration
  courses Scientific Illustration Courses and Books
  handbook The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
  brochure Membership Brochure
  brochure GNSI 2006 Exhibition Catalog
  brochure Catalogue of Annual Members Exhibit, Portugal 2000 (POC: Rita Gonçalves Pardal)

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Newsletter front page  

GNSI Newsletter
The glue that holds the Guild together. Ten issues a year that can include articles on techniques, legal/business concerns and other scientific illustration concerns. Guild and chapter events such as exhibits, workshops and field trips, as well as publication reviews, and member artwork and activities are featured.

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Directory of Members  

Directory of Members
A listing of all Guild members by name, state and city or country, fields of interest; includes freelance specialties.

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GNSI Journal of Scientific Illustration   GNSI Journal of Scientific Illustration
A publication devoted to in-depth articles of interest to natural science illustrators.
  • No. 4, 40pp.; Articles on preparation of museum exhibit art, Ross Board & Esstee Scratchboard history, illustration in Russia.
  • No. 5, 34pp.; Articles on gouache painting, Minnesota botanical art history, 3-D globe painting, specimen preservation in polyester resin.
Technique Sheets II
Basic techniques explained and illustrated; pen and ink, colored pencil, scratchboard, carbon dust and more!

Careers in Scientific Illustration  

Careers in Scientific Illustration
Is science illustration for you? Read this twelve page brochure for a description of this profession and its requirements. Illustrated with excellent art examples.

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Scientific Illustration Courses and Books   Scientific Illustration Courses and Books
A description of all known courses and programs listed by state and country, and where to write for more information. Also includes an extensive bibliography of books on science illustration and related fields.


The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd Edition

Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by 55 top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts,The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration.

Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations by 212 artists in 624 pages, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business.

With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."

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2006 Exhibit Catalog

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GNSI 2006 Exhibition Catalog

The 2006 Guild of Natural Science Illustrator's (GNSI) Annual Exhibition, the inaugural exhibition for the Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin Madison, showcases a collection of scientific illustrations created by contemporary artists.

Enjoy this eye-opening overview of natural science illustration. 60 pieces of worldwide GNSI member artwork are included in the full color catalog.

Size: 8.5" x 11", 20 pages.

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Membership Brochure  

Membership Brochure
This small pamphlet, with great illustrations, concisely describes the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and its goals.

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