anatomical heart made of M&M's candy

Happy Valentine’s Day!

To honor this “holiday”, I created an anatomical heart made of M&M’s! It was fun to swoop the different colored candy into place as I recreated the shapes of the different anatomical structures. Yes, in case you were wondering, I snacked on the green ones as I worked.

In the short video you can see how I went about making this candy heart. The whole process took little less than one hour. I’ve drawn lots of hearts before so it was pretty simple to do what I usually do with my pencils with candy.  Blue was the meltiest color. That was a surprise. I also found out that not all colors are represented equally in a bag of M&M’s.

About Ikumi Kayama

Studio Kayama’s Founder, Ikumi Kayama is an award-winning medical & scientific illustrator who helps scientists and doctors how to be heard and understood and how to express the value of what they do through accurate and useful illustrations. Ikumi's mission is to make science relevant and accessible to everyone using accurate visuals. She also gives PowerPoint Design Tip seminars for the scientists and various illustration technique courses for the artists. Come say hello and follow Ikumi on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and Google+ .