"A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through."From The Artist's Handbook, by Ray Smith.
Highlighting recent posts I found interesting, provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed, and other sources. It's getting hard to keep up - there's so much science-based artwork to see!
So, brew yourself a cup of joe, put your feet up and enjoy.
Click here for earlier Scumbles.
First, a round-up of some posts that came after the science-art session at ScienceOnline in January (many posts took place before!):
ScienceOnline11: Science-Art session now online! - The Flying Trilobite. Watch the session here.
Hear me make word sounds with my mouth and The Science-Art Discussion at ScienceOnline - Love in the Time of the Chasmosaurs.
The Merging of Art and Science As A Communication Tool - The Rogue Neuron
Now, your regularly scheduled Scumble:
Winehound - Curious Art Lab.
The Year's Best Science and Engineering Visualizations - Science and the Arts. "To illustrate is to enlighten" - I like that.
Sketchbook - John Hawks Weblog. A stunning piece by John. I love it.
Color me beautiful: Wellcome Award Winners - Kat Austen, CultureLab.
Foreleg of a male diving beetle - An Eye for Science
Bloodway Map Infographic - Street Anatomy
Helping Teachers turn Observers into Naturalists - ArtPlantae Today
Drawn series beasts revealed! - A Curious Bestiary.
The Microscopic Landscapes of Bernardo Cesare - Geology in Art.
Video Game Talk - Gurney Journey.
Immaterials: Light painting wi-fi - YZO
Art/Artist + Science/Scientist - drip | david's really interesting pages.
Iris portraits - Suren Manvelyan - Idegensövet Blog
Help out Phylopic and Making silhouettes for Phylopic - Craig Dylke, Art Evolved
Trilobabe - Cancer Fund - FrostDrake. Fans of my Trilobite Boy might enjoy this unrelated creation by artist Becky Gould.
Prelude to Infinity: Cchord - The Episiarch.
Waterbears - Banvivirie. This tardigrade painting by illustrator Rachel Caauwe is dramatic and amazing.
A Sad Brain Cell - Immy. Lots of fun neuron art by this artist.
Barnard's Swordswallower - Abiogenisis. This fictional creature looks alien, plausible and has an excellent description.
If I had to pick a winning image for this Scumble it would be:
STS-133: Discovery's Final Flight - Coherent Lighthouse. Amazing. Damn, I'm gonna miss the shuttle program.
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