Archive for the ‘pencil’ Category

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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Heart Sketch

I’ve already began working on assignment three for Anatomical Visualization. For part of the assignment we have to illustrate the heart. We are using the hearts from our cadavers in anatomy as part of our subject. This is my first sketch that I did today. There isn’t a whole lot of value (the purpose of assignment three is light and form) but I just wanted to get the rough idea. Also this is the posterior view.

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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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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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