Diana Flores Blazquez
Updated: May 2, 2021
Evolving in Science through Art
My name is Diana Flores Blazquez, and I am a visual artist and illustrator from Mexico City. I specialize in digital illustration, specifically scientific illustrations, and surface design. I have always liked drawing and since I was little, I have always had an interest for natural sciences, that’s why I chose to work with something that could combine arts and sciences.
I have always been surrounded by living creatures and they have become my primary source of inspiration to learn and research about species and their taxonomical classification. I have had a bunch of pets and my home was always filled with plants and terrariums where I could observe nature in a microcosmos.
Studying all kinds of Art across countries
I studied my bachelor’s degree in Visual arts in Mexico City and then I went to Baltimore, in the United states to do my MFA in illustration practices. This program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is very flexible and allows students to specialize in their favorite branch of illustration. There I had the chance to take undergrad courses in biodiversity and they started to shape my work towards scientific illustration. I experime