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Detailed Illustrations for your research paper

We can create detailed illustrations for your research paper based on your concept. Our team consists of scientists and illustrators with creative vision of cells, molecules, tissues and everything biological! We understand your science, we know how cells function and how signalling cascades work. You can expect a beautiful illustration once we have worked on it!

Our Scientific Illustration Process

 Rough Sketch

You send us your rough sketch with each component labelled. The sketch can be a ‘pencil-paper’ drawing or an image created with an image editor, but label each component. You also need to send us a few lines about the message your image is trying to convey. For instance, if it is a signalling cascade briefly explain each component of the cascade and the end result (e.g. what it activates or deactivates).

Draft Illustration

Once we receive the required information and the rough sketch, a scientist from our team will discuss the conceptual output with the illustrator. If needed, we clarify your requirements by speaking to you. We then begin working on the first draft. We will create the draft, and send it to you for comments and any modifications that you require.

 Rendering and Finalisation

Once you have had a chance to look at the initial draft of the illustration, you send us your comments. We then go back to the drawing board and complete the scientific illustration. We will finalise and render the illustration after your approval to make it look BRILLIANT!

Example Illustration

Scientific Illustration

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How we created the Illustration above

Step 1

A pencil-paper drawing with details of the biological process was provided to explain the components.

Step 2

We create the rough draft. We have discussions with you to fine tune the draft and adapt it to your requirements.

Step 3

Following feedback about the image (size of components, angle, etc.), the final version was created and rendered to make an outstanding illustration!

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The above image was published in Biochemical Society TransactionsWe have permission from the authors (copyright holder) and Portland Press Limited (exclusive licensee) to publish this image on our website.

Reference: Hawkins PT, Stephens LR, 


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About us

ASK Scientific is a Cambridge-based company consisting of PhD, post-doctoral researchers, from Cambridge University. We help clients across the world improve the quality of their English research papers. We offer technical translation from 11 languages to English to help non-native English speakers who prefer to write in their own language. Discover our range of publication services, and let us 'Help You Communicate Your research'!