Featured science art has been a part of the Read More Science Book Club monthly newsletter for a few months now, but for #Inktober, I’m bringing it to the blog to celebrate all the science-inspired art of October. Read More Science is proud to support the scientific artists and illustrators working hard every day this month to present beautiful #SciArt to the online community. Artwork is an important aspect of science communication! At the end of each week in October, I will post a round up of work that caught my eye for you to enjoy here on readmorescience.com.
You can help support these artists and their work by following them on Twitter, purchasing artwork (if they sell online), or simply by liking and retweeting their #Inktober work. Follow along with this Twitter list to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/IAmSciArt/lists/inktober2018sciartists. If you see any art you’d like to share or would like your own to be featured, tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ReadMoreScience.
We’re wrapping up Inktober now, and Halloween is just around the corner. Enjoy these little pieces of art – this week includes a frightening marsupial mole, stars and galaxies, bacteria, some anatomy, an impressive hawk, damselflies, an explanation of the stickiness of anemones, and…mud!
FEATURED #SCIART FOR INKTOBER: WEEK THREE
DRAIN rhymes with train! DYK that you can train a Siamese fighting fish to do some tricks – follow your finger, flare, jump, swim through a hoop…#TeamFish #TeleostTuesday #sciart #inktober2018 pic.twitter.com/SXeJN9ePUY
— Taryn Murray (@murray_taryn) October 23, 2018
— Ainsley S (@americanbeetles) October 23, 2018
Day 23: Art inspired by the beautiful archive of @NASA images. Stars and spaces today!#inktober2018 #penandink #ink #spaceart #space #sciart #medart #galaxy #illustration #stars pic.twitter.com/sjJO8csG8s
— Mesa Schumacher (@mesabree) October 23, 2018
#Inktober2018 Day 22: Expensive. #Bacteria fact: Alicyclobacilli won’t make you sick but will make your juice taste bad. They survive pasteurization as spores and reactivate in acidic fruit juice conditions, making them a major economic burden on the juice industry. pic.twitter.com/uvw2LStR5c
— Frank Santoriello (@fsantoriello) October 23, 2018
— Stephen Thackeray (@SteveThackeray) October 22, 2018
#Anatomy of #spine and #inktober!Superior view of a typical cervical vertebra (C4 usually) using crowquill pen and Windsor Newton black ink. #penandink #medart #sciart #loveyourspine #worldspineday pic.twitter.com/2hsCBWPnw4
— IkumiKayama (@ikumikayama) October 22, 2018
— Lauren (@Shichahn) October 21, 2018
#Inktoberday19 WHY ARE ANEMONES STICKY?! Well they’ve just launched, what they hope, is a deadly attack with 1000’s stinging cells! We have thick skin, so it doesn’t effect us, but to a small creature this is not ‘sticky’ it’s deadly! #Anemone #Inktober #Scicomm #sciart #rockpool pic.twitter.com/L6MRt8yHNU
— Elizabeth Mills (@marinemumbles) October 19, 2018
#inktober index card 21: When mud dries out, the top layer shrinks, generating strain relieved by polygonal (often hexagonal) cracking. Desiccation cracks taper with depth, later infilling with other materials. #geology #sciart
(Look for similar in clouds, lava, & cheesecake!) pic.twitter.com/Nqs1p54PZl
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) October 21, 2018
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