Andrew Howells




Dr. Howells is convenor of the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration program for the University of Newcastle. In his thesis Andrew developed a tool for the visual assessment of the body condition of Asian Elephants. His research interests include Art and Science collaboration, and digital and traditional illustration practice and methods. Andrew enjoys collaborating on projects with partners from a range of areas, for example Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, and has established and been a part of a number of highly successfully exhibitions throughout Australia.

Areas of Expertise:

- Art & Science collaboration

- Digital and traditional illustration practice

- Drawing as inquiry

Major Works:

. Elephant: Art & Science

. Broughton Island, The Art of Adventure

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Jun 28th 2017

Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way. Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you. The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.

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