Archive for Medical Illustration

Combine Art and Science into a Career?

If you are thinking about combining art and science into a career, start here: Hi! My name is _____, and I’m a student at _______. I’m interested in the field of medical and scientific illustration. If you wrote something like this above, I’m really excited…

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Medical Illustration Creation: Sketching bones of feet

Note: If the above video does not play, click here. How are medical illustrations made? Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best! One of the most frequently asked question as a medical illustrator is, “Are all your work done in the computer?” It’s a…

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May the Fourth be with you. 9 anatomical structures named “4th” that will always be with you.

Happy Star Wars Day! Last weekend at the US Science and Engineering festival, I had the lovely honor of being part of the National Museum of Health & Medicine Booth in Washington, DC. While there, I got to paint some anatomy of the forearm on…

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9.5 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Science Lovers

Are you ready for Halloween? We rolled up our crafty (or nerdy) sleeves to bring you easy, fast, and environmentally friendly Halloween costume ideas for scientists and science lovers. Bonus- none of these costumes involves you with a lab coat. Here are the 9.5 Last-minute…

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Medical Media and Power of Illustration

Medical Media for Education Not so long ago, it used to be that only experts could access expert knowledge, research, and diagnosis. There was a great divide of knowledge between doctors and patients. Whatever the doctor told the patient was the only information available to…

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Awards and Recognitions

Work by Studio Kayama has been recognized by many national and local level organizations. Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art Ikumi is the recipient of Frank H. Netter, MD Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Frank….

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Happy Birthday DNA!

It was 60 years ago today that Drs. Watson and Crick’s paper describing the model of the DNA was published in Nature. The double-helix structure was based on an X-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin. Did you know that lots of DNA drawings are…

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The Human Brain and the Brain Mapping Project

The human brain is an amazing organ. President Obama plans to map it! Back in January 2013, President Obama unveiled a new scientific initiative to study the human brain. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) -nice work acronym makers!- is to be part…

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  • Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

    Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

    Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

    Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

Medical Illustration Overview – What is Medical Illustration?

Medical Illustration as a communication tool There are many ways in which people communicate, and visual communications is one of the most successful. Medical Illustration is a field of study that combines medicine, communication, and visualization. By using visuals such as illustrations and photographs, concepts…

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