It’s been a while since we’ve posted the work of an actual medical illustrator here on Street Anatomy, but when I saw this image in the current medical illustration Sourcebook, I was in complete awe. Maya Shoemaker, a graduate of the UT Southwestern Biomedical Communications graduate program, is an award-winning… Read More »Maya Shoemaker
This infographic-approached design by Jade Jariya, is a modern and simple way to portray the consequences of eating disorders, as well as highlighting body image statistics. The full poster has a strange colorized effect but the true color is reflected in the close-ups above. A much prettier design than most… Read More »Skin and Bones Poster
We’ve posted work from SOBeFit Magazine before, and thanks to our friend/designer Sarah Cazee, we have some more to show! The work above is very conceptual and well designed, making the content fun and inviting to read, with the readers getting valuable education about their bodies. Check out the magazine… Read More »SOBeFIT Magazine Art
If you live in Chicago or happen to be in town visiting, come see work by the students and faculty of UIC’s Biomedical Visualization Program at the International Museum of Surgical Science this Friday, August 7 from 5–8pm. It’s one of the few nights where you can take in some… Read More »Redefining the Medical Artist
Beautifully rendered anatomical sketches by DeviantART user dollinjune14. Love the detail and linework, especially in that hand. [spotted by Rizwan]
Anatomical sketches from one of many sketchbooks by Anna Myers. This is truly someone who draws what they see and makes it look so fluid and loose. Anna tells me that she wanted to do medical illustration but decided on product design instead. Hopefully she’ll keep up the anatomy work… Read More »Anatomy Sketchbook Done Right
Women on the mind, cheese in the gut, and brain in the testes…predictable. Very nice subtle details, such as turning his pelvis into a paint palette, makes this a very cool take on the anatomical poster. Created by Happy Centro, based in Verona, Italy.
This has to be the best cast art I have seen by far—such beautiful linework! Drawn by our very own Heather Tompkins on the cast of the unfortunate arm of illustrator, Taylor White. Apparently there was a snowboard involved.
This is a very nice graphic from “Good Magazine” that compares the use of energy between the average human and the average car. Good Magazine approached us to create a series of information graphics centered around five topics: the hidden cost of war; the amount of energy burned by the… Read More »Human vs. Machine
I love a well rendered skin cube. These illustrations are by Leah Neuhauser, tattoo artist, piercer, and trained scientific illustrator. They show skin being tattooed and pierced and are part of an ongoing series of illustrations. You don’t see too much stippling in medical illustration, which is a shame. I’ve… Read More »Skin Cubes of Leah Neuhauser
This rad photo was taken by Demode on Flickr (it’s under the Antwerp album). Needless to say, it does not make me want to wear a corset. [via FFFFound!]
I’m proud to introduce a new blog that recently joined our tiny medical illustration blog community. It’s called Revealed: a blog about scientific and medical illustration and all that’s involved. The author is Janet Chao, a first year graduate student in UIC’s Biomedical Visualization program. Janet’s inspiration to start a… Read More »Introducing Revealed: a new blog on scientific and medical illustration
Illustrating a heart seems to be the right of passage for all aspiring medical illustrators in graduate school. It’s a wonderful exercise in rendering form and achieving a sense of volume using light and shadow. It’s also good practice for rendering those pesky globules of fat. Jessica Wheat, a second… Read More »What a Heart
Since the monumental work of Vesalius, the relationship between anatomist and artist has been one of support and dependency. The anatomist depends on the artist to convey complex anatomy in a visually pleasing and clear way and the artist depends on the anatomist for accuracy. They both, in a sense,… Read More »John Bell: Rebelling against the artist
A German, Jewish gynecologist, artist, and popular science writer extraordinaire, Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) is considered by many to be the founder of conceptual medical illustration. Kahn produced a series of books during the 1920s on the inner workings of the human body using metaphors of modern industrial life. His modernist… Read More »Man as Industrial Palace: the impact of Fritz Kahn