Science Concept Diagrams - Ioana Urma
diagram illustration of Farcot's first use of hydrofoils on a boat, 1869
analytical diagram illustration of a jet in a jetboat, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of a hydrofoil boat, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of hydrofoil lift in a hydrofoil boat

Science Concept Diagrams

Diagrams are necessary for explaining complex concepts, breaking down information which would be verbally long into a focused image that is quick and easy to digest.
These diagrams were created for several science books for children and young adults, and an educational poster - both in English and Spanish.
The colors and the style relate to the design of the books, and are meant to be very child friendly, making the material appear approachable.

Analytical Illustration

  • + Making Water Machines book
  • + Haciendo Máquinas Acuáticas book
  • + Bird Flight Aerodynamics book sample/proposal
  • + “Life in a Fluid” poster
  • + “La Vida en un Fluido” poster

For

Iridescent & ONR (US Navy’s Office for Naval Research)
Diagrams are necessary for explaining complex concepts, breaking down information which would be verbally long into a focused image that is quick and easy to digest.
analytical diagram illustration of jellyfish movement
analytical diagram illustration of fluid flow around a cylinder at high Reynolds number
analytical diagram illustration of fluid flow around a cylinder at low Reynolds number
analytical diagram illustration of fluid flow around a cylinder at medium Reynolds number
Most of these illustrations are based on standard/existing concept diagrams of key physics concepts in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, two fields covered a lot by the educational non-profit Iridescent (thus the blue colors).
These diagrams were created for several science books for children and young adults, and an educational poster - both in English and Spanish.
analytical diagram illustration of air flow around different wing tips
analytical diagram illustration of Newton's action-reaction concept, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of different angles of attack
analytical diagram illustration of air/fluid flow around different shapes and the resulting turbulence/drag
The colors and the style relate to the design of the books, and are meant to be very child friendly, making the material appear approachable.
analytical diagram illustration of submarine sinking vs floating, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of negative pressure in octopus suction cup
analytical diagram illustration of fluid pressure in the Venturi effect/bottleneck
analytical diagram illustration of different angles of attack and the resulting lift pressure, in Spanish
Some diagrams are project specific and, as a result, have been created from scratch by putting various pieces of information together: Ioana’s independent research and information from science advisors.
Most of these illustrations are based on standard/existing concept diagrams of key physics concepts in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, two fields covered a lot by the educational non-profit Iridescent (thus the blue colors).
analytical diagram illustration of spring/snap mechanism of Mantis shrimp dactyl/front arm
analytical diagram illustration of octopus skin in cross-section showing layers of chromatophore over reflective cells, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of octopus camouflage technique
Some diagrams are project specific and, as a result, have been created from scratch by putting various pieces of information together: Ioana’s independent research and information from science advisors.
analytical diagram illustration of the movement technique of the artificial animal called a medusoid
analytical diagram illustration of buoyancy, in Spanish
analytical diagram illustration of different classes of levers, with resistance vs effort about a fulcrum

Work/Credits

Illustration & Science Research: Ioana Urma. Science Advisors: Kevin Miklasz & Tara Chklovski (main advisors on Iridescent projects). Spanish Text Translation: Yvette Ruiz Johnson. See books for detailed list of other advisors and reference diagrams/material.