Mieke Roth

Communicates (complex) scientific subjects in a beautiful, accessible and visible way

I am a scientific illustrator gone 3d. Browse this site for some amazing stuff


Accuracy is imperative. Scientific research is about accuracy. Any visualisation of that research should be too.

With my background as a animal scientist and 10+ years of working for universities, scientific magazines and research institutes I am at home within the scientific community. I know how to interpreted scientific data and am able to do (literature) research for assignments.


My work is not only accurate but also beautiful. Making sure complex subjects are pleasing to look at adds to the efficiency of the communication the visualization is part of.


In graphic design most people are taught that visualizations need to be simplified in order to make them effective. For a lot of subjects this is absolutely true. But in science communication one risks losing a lot of the information one wants to communicate if visualizations are oversimplified.

By not trying to simplify a complex subject but instead making the complex information accessible in a thought-out way, a visualization really adds value to science communication.

In 3d



Ducks having sex

| Animals, strange sex | 5 Comments
Ducks.. it's complicated The sex of most birds isn’t all too exciting. The males lack external genitalia and females have a simple, as in straightforward and short, vagina. But not...

Rolf’s maakbare wereld

| feature | One Comment
Book illustrations Last weekend was the book presentation of Rolf Huts new book. Rolf is the Dutch MacGyver and in his book he shows how to make all kind of...

Some examples from my blog


Animation of a blooming flower

| Botanical | 5 Comments

Animation is coming to Sketchfab! So I made an animation of a flower coming in bloom. The animation is mostly done with shapekeys and keyframe settings. The sketchfab model right…


How to display a flower with transparency in Sketchfab

| Botanical, insight, Other stuff, Patreon | 3 Comments

Recently I added this Paeonia as one of my 3d models on Sketchfab. It got a lot of attention, mainly because botanical models aren’t that abundant and because I managed…


Sarracenia leucophylla

| Botanical | No Comments

Pitcher plants are one of my favorite groups of plants. There are native to the Americas and is remarkable hardy (so it could live in my garden). The pitcher plant…


Lathraea clandestina

| Botanical | One Comment

Lathraea clandestina or purple toothwort is a parasitic plant that lives on the roots of willows, aspen, alders and hazel in Europe. They completely lack chlorophyll. Although parasitic, they don’t…