I am a bit of a monomaniac I have to admit. And proud of it. If I wasn’t I couldn’t be making the things you see here. I keep pushing myself and I don’t stop if I reached what I was aiming for, I just set a new target. It helps making what I make more and more beautiful and more and more accurate. And it does something else: because of the fact that I keep getting better in what I do, things start costing less and less time. For me that means that I can do more, not that I do less.

But what does that mean for you, my potential customer?

You might want to think that you can’t afford me and that, although you think what I make is beautiful, you don’t know where you can use it.

I don’t make stock art,
I don’t make infographics and
I don’t make simple illustrations.

So what can you use it for?

The work I do is called scientific visualization or natural science art.

And it is loaded with information.

If you hire me you not just hire an illustrator/modeler but you hire someone that knows your business, can talk with scientists and researchers on the same level and doesn’t have to be taken by the hand to get to a result that is spot on, stand out and can be used numerous times if needed.

And it is beautiful so people love to look at it.

That too of course.

For an illustration like the little chick I have been working on the last week, I do the research, thus making sure it is as accurate as possible. I also have enough artistic confidence to make the hard choices. Visualizations are always a representation of the real world, not the real world itself. Information gets lost. One needs to make choices even if an illustration is so dense with information as my work is. And I know what choices to make that are effective and don’t diminish your work but enhance it.

So if, for example, you want to show how an embryo is placed inside an egg shell and what it means for the position of internal organs, the skeleton and the rest of the content of the egg, I can help you show that.

But I also know how to visualize the development of that embryo, its progress in time and make it come to life.

And I know..

The development of a chicken embryo is but all too familiar.

Even familiar things need freshening up from time to time.

So yes, if you are only looking for a beautiful illustration, my work is probably too expensive for you. (or you love it so much you want to have it)


If you are looking for a way to communicate your own research in an accurate and striking manner than you might want to consider hiring me.

It can even save you money in the long run.



  • @LotNote ja, dat was ‘m. Zie ook de blogpost die ik geschreven heb: http://t.co/MQDOtJ1GRl 😉

  • Mieke’s work is the cutting edge of natural history subjects in rotational 3D, which can also be zoomed to see detail. The possibilities for advertising or promotional work would seem to be endless. As are the potentials for visualization of complex topics, especially anatomical details. Mieke’s technique is uniquely appropriate for science libraries and scientific studies, particularly paleontology and anatomy. I would urge anyone to at least view Mieke’s current work in 3D, and to contact her concerning potential applications to your own projects or needs.

  • Mieke Roth says:

    Thank you very much, Bruce!

  • david maas says:

    fantastic work!
    I envy your rat’s bones and octopus innards!

  • Mieke Roth says:

    Thank you David!