Wednesday, 12 December 2018

How one scientist transformed scientific art

On October 23rd 2016, Rene Martin, a PhD student studying the evolution of deep sea fishes at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, decided to create a hashtag on Twitter for the sole purpose of motivating herself to draw every week.

The hashtag quickly picked up steam as other scientists also had a creative itch and began to contribute and promote the weekly ritual. After two years of tweets, #SundayFishSketch has become more than a hashtag. It is now a rallying point for a community of ichthyophiles who every Sunday share their passion for art and fishes on Twitter and Instagram. This past week alone, tweets with the hashtag reached more than 50,000 unique accounts on more
Follow the Sunday Fish Sketch on Twitter here: #SundayFishSketch