Tutorial: Quickly Render Bone Cross Sections in Photoshop

There are abundant resources on the web for learning how to do pretty much anything. Yet tutorials on medical illustration are often lacking. How to draw a blood vessel? How to render muscle? How to paint juicy globules of fat? Where are they?! Thankfully Glasgow-based medical illustrator Annie Campbell is on a mission to change that. She’s creating a series of medical illustration tutorials to share with artists.

Annie says, “Ultimately I hope that they help someone out there and it inspires others to become a medical illustrator. Some of these medically-related tutorials were sparse when I was at school and it’s one of the main reasons I do them. It’s refreshing to see more of them pop up in recent years though I feel like there could be so much more.”

We are sharing her tutorials on Street Anatomy over a series of posts to help get these out to as many artists as possible! So without further ado, listen as Annie narrate’s her process of rendering out bone cross sections for medical illustration in a Photoshop.


About Annie Campbell

Annie Campbell Medical Illustrator

Hi, my name is Annie Campbell and I’m a freelance medical illustrator and animator with years of industry experience in creating and designing content for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

After finishing my undergraduate in Neuroscience, at the University of Glasgow, I obtained my Master’s in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Chicago, at Illinois in 2010. Since then I’ve worked for a few years in a New York digital healthcare studio as a medical artist, then as an art director before moving on to become a project manager. I soaked up as much information as I could before hopping over the pond to where I now reside in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I started Campbell Medical Illustration back in 2014 and am very excited about the projects I have done as part of that. 

Website: campbellmedicalillustration.com
Twitter: @Camp_Illustrate