Scientific illustrations

Here are some scientific illustrations I've made (or contributed to) over the years for various journals, events or medias. Some have not been made by me but largely use some of my graphics.

  • ../thumbnails/psyphine.png
  • ../thumbnails/CorpsEtRobots-2012.png
  • ../thumbnails/scipy-lecture-notes.png
  • ../thumbnails/euroscipy-2015.png
  • ../thumbnails/euroscipy-2013.png
  • ../thumbnails/euroscipy-2012.png
  • ../thumbnails/cap-2012.png
  • ../thumbnails/neurocomp-2011.png
  • ../thumbnails/neuron-2010.png
  • ../thumbnails/berkeley-2009.png
  • ../thumbnails/neurocomp-2006.png
  • ../thumbnails/workshop-2003.png


I've created those graphics for various conferences (NeuroComp, Workshop on a Multidisciplinary approach to the study of Frontal Cortex, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience) and some of them have been used as well for books, journals (PloS Biology, Berkeley Science Review), wikipedia entries or simple lessons. Feel free to use them. Some higher resolution version are also available. Source for neuron scheme is available as a svg file. The Matrix neuron is also available at higher (6400x4800) resolution.

  • ../thumbnails/brain.png
  • ../thumbnails/NeuronMatrix.png
  • ../thumbnails/NeuronSEM.png
  • ../thumbnails/NeuronSEM2.png
  • ../thumbnails/NeuronTech.png
  • ../thumbnails/NeuronToon.png
  • ../thumbnails/CCN.png
  • ../thumbnails/neuron.png
  • ../thumbnails/Conditioning.png

Baby Tux & Baby GNU

I originally created the Baby Tux in 2003 for my gnubiff software because I wanted to have some animation saying "you've got mail". The result was a cute jumping baby tux that was made using constructive solid geometry (CSG) and some macros borrowed from Rune S. Johansen and Chris Colefax. The render has been done using Povray, a great and free raytracer. Later, in 2005, I wanted to learn Blender so I tried to model the baby GNU and exported it to povray.

These images are now Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnuAlpha.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnuBlack.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnu.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTuxAlpha.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTuxBlack.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTux.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTuxSitAlpha.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTuxSitBlack.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTuxSit.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnuTuxBlack.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnuTux.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/GnuTuxSoftRevolution-v2.png

Sources are available here (43Mo). Higher resolution of the Gnu/Tux soft revolution are also available as jpeg (5Mo, 4028x9369) and pdf (7Mo).

Here are SVG versions for the baby GNU and baby Tux.

  • ../thumbnails/BabyGnu-svg.png
  • ../thumbnails/BabyTux-svg.png

Thanks to Alain Dutech who re-modeled the tux, here are 3D printed baby GNU & baby TUX, aren't they cute ?

  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-BabyTux-1.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-BabyTux-2.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-BabyTux-3.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-1.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-2.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-3.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyGnu-4.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyTux-1.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyTux-2.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyTux-3.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PrintedBabyTux-4.jpg

The Ancient Art of Go

Here are some images related to the ancient art of go. They've been produced using povray and solid constructive geometry. The hardest part was certainly goban feet which possess a very peculiar shape.

  • ../thumbnails/GoInTheMorning.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/GobanWired.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Goban.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Goban2.png
  • ../thumbnails/GobanSmall.png

Sources are available as Povray macro files:


Some wallpapers dedicated the GNOME desktop environemnt which is quite a nice desktop environment. You can find accompanying splash screens at http://www.gnomelook.org.

  • ../thumbnails/GnomeFlower.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/GnomeCloud.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/GnomePebble.png

Miscellaneous images and experiments using Povray.

  • ../thumbnails/Glass.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/PebbleStones.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Family.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Chain.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Dunes.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Sphere.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Planet.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Ring.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Soledad.jpg
  • ../thumbnails/Mystery.jpg

Some sources are available:

(Artistic) Nudes

As the title above suggests, those are (artistic) nudes that may be not suitable to be seen at work even if most today commercials usually display more nudity.

  • ../thumbnails/Victoria1.png
  • ../thumbnails/Victoria2.png
  • ../thumbnails/Victoria3.png
  • ../thumbnails/Victoria4.png
  • ../thumbnails/Doorway.png
  • ../thumbnails/Venitian.png