Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just the finished pathology piece and a heart model to round out the end of term.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

pathology studies

Tissue Landscape:

Tissue Cubes:

Both of these depict cervical epithelium. The first is a landscape of cuboidal epithelium transitioning to stratified squamous epithelium at the transformation zone of the cervix. The second shows pathological changes in cervical epithelium over time with HPV infection (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia becoming invasive squamous cell carcinoma).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fetal transposition

In an effort to procrastinate from writing my MRP treatment, here is a small assignment for my Medical Legal Visualization course. I am liking this course a lot more than I anticipated and I am so excited for the case we have picked to illustrate. In the meantime, here's a fetus rotated 90 degrees. The image on the left is the original. I mostly sketched by eye, creating several more refined iterations. Then I scanned it in and added several guides in Photoshop to align important structures. I modified my original sketch to fit these guides and improve accuracy. I'm quite happy with it, but I say this pre-critique.

Monday, February 7, 2011

First website layout attempt

We have to create a self-promotional website for our introductory new media class. This is my first attempt at the design. I wish I could just play with fonts and columns and guides all day. But now I have to make quick thumbnail for our 3D assignment. I have no energy left. I spent all weekend looking at colons, staplers, and j-pouches for surgical.

I've made several changes based on feedback from my professor and peers. I think it looks considerably better. Now to mock up the rest of the pages!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tissue study: whole and cut muscle, circulatory structures

I'm gradually getting these done. Some of them are drawn from illustrated material so I can't take much credit. The point of the exercise is to become adept at drawing tissues in a recognizable way and studying how other illustrators handle this is a good exercise. I've used a few references that Paul and Joyce had compiled so thanks guys! Most of them I found perusing the surgical texts in the BMC library. I'm pretty sure I want to depict ileo-anal anstomosis with loop ileostomy for my final surgical pieces. We'll see how it goes... I still have to write the summary of the procedure and do a bit of research on it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tissue study: cut skin and subcutaneous adipose

The quality of the images isn't great because they were photographed instead of scanned. This is a really fun assignment. 6 sketches down, 21 to go!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Immunology Illustration

As far as I am concerned this is finished! I can't believe how long this project took and how many revisions it went through. I am so relieved to be done. At least I hope I am. I am still waiting on some feedback from one of my instructors...
Illustrator CS5 and lots of patience. I've included the illustration by itself and inserted in its intended context as a page spread in a scientific publication because the actual layout and the schematics that accompany the text took a bit of time as well!