Tissue Regeneration

tissue regeneration

Sue from John Hopkins Medicine magazine dropped me an email asking if I could produce an illustration focusing on tissue regeneration in various areas of the human anatomy. The resulting image was composed so the various elements could be separated out and used individually as section headers within the article.















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On The Fly

Fruit Fly

Kathryn at John Hopkins University Arts & Sciences magazine asked me to create a cover and interior illustrations for a major story on humanity's debt to the lowly fruit fly. The article explores how scientists use fruit flies in their research which could potentially help cure human disease.

It was requested that the cover image and interior spread should be related in both look and feel so I maintained the same scientific elements and took different views of the human character. One of the influences coming into play for the main image was Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man although it was scaled back so as not to be too obvious.

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly

The colour palette evolved via experimentation during the working process. Once I had the combination of turquoise and olive green then everything else fell into place.

The finished illustrations were very well received and the magazine published on November 15th.

Fruit Fly sketch

These are the initial two approved sketches.

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It Takes A Team

Fruit Fly

I was contacted by Case Western Reserve University to illustrate a story about how a scientific team had made the discovery of a gene that could stop the growth of tumours in the colon. Going further, could the enzyme this gene produced not only stop cancer but also prevent the disease?

I was given a free hand in how I might interpret the story although was asked to focus on the partnership of the people who brought the ideas to fruition while maintaining the investigative and medical aspects of the article. In terms of colour I was looking for something different rather than the blues and reds often seen in medical illustration.

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly

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GIST Tumors

GIST tumor

New illustration for John at Forward magazine for Fox Chase Cancer Center. To accompany an article about a new targetted treatment for GIST tumors.

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Therapy Time

Therapists

Catherine at The New York Times mailed me with an illustration request for a piece in the Paula Span column. The subject matter concerned a new Medicare regulation that effectively shortens the amount of time that physical therapists have to assist their patients.

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