The April issue of Nature Methods includes a publication (doi:10.1038/nmeth.3334) that I wrote with support from my supervisors regarding the topic of including citations with scientific animations. I'm very pleased that it was accepted at a journal with such high standing and repute. I hope the ideas get some traction in the scientific and biomedical animation communities.
I submitted an image for consideration of the cover. Unfortunately, it wasn't accepted as the cover for the issue, but I'm still pleased with how it turned out. It's based on an earlier 70S Ribosome image, but instead of depicting the components of the ribosome, it depicts how different data sources can be brought together, adapted, and supplemented with artistic considerations to create a scientific illustration. I would guess that many people do not know the breadth of decisions that are made for even a simple illustration.
Here are a couple of details from the piece.
I apologize for the long absence on this blog. I have been (and am) on parental leave with my new son. It has been a fantastic time with new priorities. I hope I will be able to once again update this blog frequently, with some exciting new projects in mind. Thank you for your readership and sharing, and I will write again (and illustrate) more soon.