Natural science illustration is a specialized artistic discipline. Not only does it require skill as an artist, but it also requires scientific knowledge of the subject as well as the ability to reproduce it faithfully, down to the smallest detail. A minute color variation or difference in bill size can mark the difference between one species and the next, so accuracy is critical. That accuracy can be found through research, museum and site visits, and correspondence with researchers.
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