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So it’s getting into the sixth week of my second semester and I haven’t posted anything. We’ve mainly been working on exercises, it’s only been this past week that we’ve had assignments due. Thought I would post my first major project of the semester. This is a line rendered illustration drawn in photoshop. First time I’ve ever used a tablet.

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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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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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Assignment Two

Today was the final critique of our second assignment in Anatomical Visualization. For this assignment we focused on perspective and how it relates to anatomy. There was a total of three drawings. In the first drawing (which is the first image below) we had to illustrate the skeletal components of the knee joint in two-point perspective with pencil. In the second drawing (second below) we had to use the same view as the first drawing and illustrate the mid-sagittal section of the knee. The last illustration explains the concept of flexion and extension. This probably wasn’t my favorite assignment only because I was continually running into problems. I had trouble constructing the box at first, had to redraw the mid-sagittal view many times and wasn’t quite sure where to put the patella in flexion. Turns out I still had a few mistakes here and there. At least I now know what to look out for when I draw the knee again.

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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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