Archive for September, 2011

First Exam

Anatomy exam is done.

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Narrative Sketches

So for my Instructional Design class we have a narrative project. The purpose of the assignment is to illustrate a sequence of events that educates an audience on a medical or scientific subject. I chose how to use powder denture adhesive. The final assignment isn’t due until October 12th but we had to present our sketches last week. I have six steps total and you can see three of them below. I’m pretty happy with my sketches but I learned not everything can be illustrated. I was trying to figure out how to visually communicate that the powder turns into adhesive when it mixes with your saliva but I’m just going to have to write that out.

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First Assignment

Our first assignment for anatomical visualization was to render the shoulder in pencil and then digitally label. The first part illustrates the bones and ligaments of the shoulder joint in the anterior (frontal) view. The second illustrates the bones and rotator cuff muscles in the posterior (back) view. I think my posterior view came out decent, though I’m missing the clavicle. I (as well as many of my classmates) had trouble with the anterior view. The last drawing below was the first anterior illustration I did (I didn’t present this by the way). It was based off the shoulder model we had access to, however I didn’t like the angle and felt like the ligaments were not prominent enough so I did a second drawing (the first image below) based off the bones from my bone box and presented that. Much happier with the ligaments however, I didn’t exactly place the trapezoid correctly and I need a lot more middle values. I think assignment three that deals with light and form will be very beneficial for me. All in all, I enjoyed this assignment. Felt like I learned a lot about scale and resources.

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Hello all! My name is Danielle Dobbs and I love the odd couple of anatomy and art. I’ve just started my exciting and tiring period of grad school. I’m attending University of Illinois at Chicago for their amazing biomedical visualization program. My blogs for the next two years will primarily focus on my grad projects and what I learn from UIC to become a great medical illustrator.

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