Archive for November, 2011

Hey everyone! So I was watching one of my references for my complex concept and I thought I should share it. I’m using it because it shows how the ossicles (ear bones) move in hearing. For some reason the only other reference I could find that illustrated this is the Gilroy Atlas of Anatomy. Anyway, I hope that it’s informative for some of you that see it. If not, hopefully you are like me and you get a kick out of the creepy portrait. Oh, and it’s from the 1940’s so that is awesome as well.

 

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Assignment four

Last week was the final critique for assignment four in anatomical visualization. As you can see below we had to depict a set of organs in relation to surface anatomy and the skeleton. Using tracing paper, I first started with the figure then illustrated the skeleton off of the surface anatomy and then placed the organs based on the skeleton. I will say that the ribs are too close to the skin, I didn’t realize this until I scanned everything in. Hopefully I’ll have enough time to fix this (as well as my past projects) before finals week.

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Complex concept sketches

So I’m getting pretty close to the end of my first semester at UIC. I’ve began working on my final project for instructional design. We have to explain a complex concept in science or medicine with visuals and text. I chose to explain sound transmission. I finally have the sketches complete so I can now start working in illustrator. Below are some final sketches of the inner ear. I have a feeling this project is going to take a lot of time mainly because there’s a lot to explain.

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Assignment three

Today was the critique for assignment three in anatomical visualization. As I’ve posted before, the focus of the assignment was rendering. In the first part we rendered some basic shapes. Every form is made up of a set of shapes, so we first had to understand how light fell on the most basic of forms. In the second part we had to illustrate an anomalous left hepatic vein that drained into the right atrium instead of the inferior vena cava. In order to show this we had to illustrate from the posterior view. We all struggled with finding just the right view to highlight all the important structures. Overall I did okay, I do need to make a few adjustments. The biggest thing is that the texture of the paper showed threw my illustration. I’ll have to be careful of this.

 

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