I hope that this category is the right place to put this. I have nearly finished my PhD thesis in chemistry and I was working on the cover-picture of my thesis. In the project we did research into carbohydrates that could prevent corrosion. These carbohydrates were made by bacteria from sucrose.
I have managed to get a very nice picture of a rusty panel with an open-hatch in it. Now what I would like is a picture inside this open hatch that has some significant meaning for the research. I wanted either a stainless-steel ball&stick model of glucose, or alternately stainless-steel sugar-cubes, floating in tropical-blue water.
I tried taking a digital photo of a ball&stick model of glucose, and of sugar cubes, and edit it into a holiday-picture, but nothing turned out nice. I found the blender.org webpage and thought I’d try my hand at this rendering. A total noob and not having much time left (5 days) before I have to send my files to the printers, I figured out that I will not manage this by myself. But I think that for a pro such a straightforward picture (cubes floating in water, basically) should be relatively easy.
I was wondering if someone would like the honor of being mentioned as artist in a scientific PhD thesis and help me finish my cover-image in the fashion I’d cooked up. Alternately I am fixed with my back-up plan, which is a photo of a sunken ship in the porthole of the overlay image.