PORTFOLIO / ILLUSTRATION / Anatomical drawings

DESCRIPTION
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Muscles and ligaments of gluteal region (posterior view)
Pen & ink
Medical students, anatomy students
Print
Prof. D. Mazierski1
This project served as an introduction to techniques in pen & ink, such as using line weight and orientation to describe form and volume. This illustration was based on a preserved anatomical specimen in Grant's Museum at the University of Toronto, but was rendered with the appearance of living tissue in mind.
1Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto



DESCRIPTION
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Lung hilus (2009)
Carbon dust
Medical students, anatomy students
Print
Prof. D. Mazierski1
The primary goals of this project were to develop techniques in carbon dust and to describe form and volume of an anatomical specimen through tone. A technical challenge was to create the appearance of living tissue.
1Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
PROCESS

Sketch process

I first sketched a specimen from Grant's Museum. I then drew a clean line version and transferred it onto the crescent board for carbon dusting. I decided to do a quick tonal draft in Photoshop to get the lighting right before starting with carbon dust.


Render process

Carbon dust is a bit of a dying art, but was once the medium of choice for medical illustrators. So I thought I would provide a glimpse into the tools and process: