The Molecular Perspective
Scientific illustration is no easy task. Anyone who’s looked through a microscope and attempted to draw at the same time knows it. Try then to add some information to beauty, as to make the viewer be in awe and learn, and you’ve got a near impossible challenge on your hands. So if you’re familiar with scientific illustration, (or if you’re on Tumblr even,) you’re probably no stranger to David S. Goodsell’s work. Even then, it’s never a waste of time to talk about the best. And David S. Goodsell is certainly one of the best. He’s got the fantastic ability to combine hand-drawn illustration of intricate and complex biological mechanisms, accurate science, wonderful colors and great design, as to remind us that although cells are often represented as spheres full of nothing, they are far from empty.
Check out his website for more information and the gallery.
Above : This work was created as a commissioned project for Biosite. This view shows DNA being replicated in the nucleus. DNA polymerase is shown at the center in purple, with a DNA strand entering from the bottom and exiting as two strands towards the top. The new strands are shown in white. Chromatin fibers are shown at either site of the replication fork.
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