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Medical Conference Booth Illustration

Medical Conference Booth Illustration

A client recently approached me to create an 8’ x 20’ mural of physicians from around the world who are the pioneers of endovascular aortic repair surgery. The mural was the centerpiece of their medical device booth at the VEITH Symposium, an international conference about vascular and

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Did You “Photoshop” That?

Did You “Photoshop” That?

I’m often asked whether I draw by hand or use Photoshop. The answer is simply that I draw – sometimes on the computer and sometimes on paper. Photoshop is just another tool to put marks on paper, or in this case, pixels on the screen. I use a

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Making Murals

Making Murals

I was recently given the opportunity to work in an unusual media — a large scale chalk mural at Lark on the Park restaurant in Dallas. Lark has a great interior design concept, plus some seriously amazing food. The restaurant walls are covered with blackboards and each

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The Office Purge

The Office Purge

I began an office purge today and found some old figure drawings that reminded me why I started drawing in the first place. Almost everything I do now is fairly neat and tidy. Diagrammatic. Instructional. Careful. Exact. I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to be

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Why I do what I do.

Why I do what I do.

I am constantly amazed at the human body — the interconnectedness of its many layers and parts, its mechanical marvels and beauty, the way it grows, changes and repairs itself. Even after 25 years of drawing human anatomy, I am still moved by its wonder and mystery.

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How do I begin a medical illustration project?

How do I begin a medical illustration project?

The first thing we do when contacted about a project is arrange a time to talk through the details with our client. Usually this is a phone conversation or email, but sometimes we’ll meet face-to-face. We ask about the project, how the illustrations will be used, what

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Why use medical illustration?

Why use medical illustration?

Medical illustration and animation can help your company or practice communicate complex medical concepts. A medical illustrator can help you or your company: Enhance your patient education and advertising materials or web site with accurate medical illustrations and animated graphics. Communicate a concept that isn’t visible to

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What training do medical illustrators receive?

What training do medical illustrators receive?

Medical illustrators usually have a master’s degree from an accredited university. In the United States and Canada, there are only five accredited graduate schools for medical illustration, and each one admits from three to 12 students per year. The Association of Medical Illustrators has a complete list of accredited

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How are the prices set for a medical illustration?

How are the prices set for a medical illustration?

Medical illustration is typically priced per illustration. Factors that affect the cost include: How many illustrations are needed? A discount may be given for large projects. Will the illustration be in color or black & white? How will the illustration be used? Is it for a print

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