Brainy

Here is my initial pencil sketch for my upcoming line drawing. I still have some minor tweaks for the final drawing, which will be done in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or Painter. I thought it would be interesting to post its progression into the final stages…please excuse all the little crappy discolorations, this was merely a scan.

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(Not just another) shoulder to cry on

Well here it is: my first graduate school project finished! My project entailed illustrating the anterior and posterior shoulder girdle. The anterior view contains three major ligaments in the shoulder: coracoacromial, acromioclavicular, and coracoclavicular (try saying that three times fast). The posterior view demonstrates all the muscles involved in the rotator cuff: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and I also added teres major, just for kicks.

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I’m starting to think I spend more time with dead people than alive people…

As a budding medical illustrator, I have seen my fair share of cadaver labs. As a matter of fact, this semester I probably spend more time with the cadaver I’m dissecting than any of my closest friends. I guess this style of living could fit easily under the phrase, “you know you’re a biology major when…” Despite the smell and the occasional spewing of fat globules, I have managed to artistically document some of my time in the cadaver lab via quick sketches. The following drawings were done during my undergraduate work at Augustana College in Rock Island, Il.

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