Scientific Illustration for Pattern Design

A course by Diana Flores Blazquez
Scientific Illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/26/2020
, Scientific Illustrator

Learn analog and digital techniques to design illustrated patterns with a protagonist: the beetle

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 132 students
Scientific Illustration for Pattern Design

Learn analog and digital techniques to design illustrated patterns with a protagonist: the beetle


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 132 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 38m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever


If you are a fan of biology and drawing, in scientific illustration you will find your perfect refuge. Diana Flores Blázquez is a Mexican illustrator specialized in scientific or naturalist digital illustration, who collaborates with universities, research centers, and magazines, besides having her own brand, NI: Nature Illustration, through which she sells her creations in the form of decorative and fashionable objects.

In this course, learn how to create two types of repeated patterns based on a species of beetle called Mecynorrhina Polyphemus. From a detailed observation of the species, elaborate several drawings with graphite and import them into Adobe Photoshop to finish them, export them, and then print or upload online.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Tools
  • U3
    U3. Beetle illustration
  • U4
    U4. Let's make a pattern
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Diana and how she came to be involved in scientific illustration. Understand how she managed to unite her two passions: art and natural sciences. In addition, meet the artists and illustrators who inspire her and have shaped her work over the years. Then she talks to you about the final project of the course and the materials you need.

Diana shows you the physical and digital materials you will use to make your illustrations. She shows you various types of graphite pencils and paper and then talks about the pen and digital tablet as well as the software.

Draw beetles based on real species and live models. Learn about scientific illustration and the importance of observing your specimen so that you can draw it in pencil with as much detail as possible and then color it on Adobe Photoshop.

Discover everything that has to do with the patterns. Diana teaches you how to prepare your elements for easy use in the creation of your tile. Learn the different types of repetition and finish your course with the final project of a pattern based on the elements of scientific illustration you worked on in the previous units.

What is this course's project?

Create several drawings based on a species of beetle and then integrate them into a pattern.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in digital illustration, scientific or naturalistic illustration, and the production of pattern design.

What you need

You should be familiar with illustration of any kind and know how to use Adobe Photoshop in a basic way. As for tools, you will need dry media paper, graphite pencils, a computer with Adobe Photoshop, and a graphics tablet.


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Diana Flores Blazquez

A course by Diana Flores Blazquez

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Scientific Illustrator

Diana Flores Blázquez is a Mexican visual artist and illustrator who mainly works in digital scientific illustration. She graduated from a Master's degree in illustration five years ago and developed her brand project, which is inspired by nature and real species to create elements of decoration and design. Since then, she has been working with private clients, institutions, and companies looking to bring the natural sciences to a wide variety of visual and artistic outlets.

Her clients range from people interested in a particular species to institutions and research centers, as well as stores and design brands. Diana has worked with UNAM and UAM in Mexico, the University of Campeche, and with brands such as Pineda Covalín.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do in the course?
  • U2

    Tools

    • materials
    • Basic and formal drawing techniques I
    • Basic and formal drawing techniques II
    • Creating the brush
  • U3

    Beetle illustration

    • Observation of the model
    • Pencil beetles
    • Digital line drawing of beetle
    • Coloring beetles P1
    • Coloring P2 beetles
    • Coloring beetles P3
  • U4

    Let's make a pattern

    • The elements of the pattern
    • The repetition
    • Linear pattern
    • The pyramid pattern
  • FP

    Final project

    • Scientific Illustration for Pattern Design

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Scientific Illustration for Pattern Design. A Illustration course by Diana Flores Blazquez

Scientific Illustration for Pattern Design

A course by Diana Flores Blazquez
Scientific Illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/26/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 132 students