My first drawing assignment in graduate school for medical & biological illustration. It is rendered in the age-old technique of carbon dust which involves applying a fine carbon powder to paper with paintbrushes. Details are added with sharpened carbon pencils and erasing back to the white of the paper.
A variation on the technique utilizes a fine-art air brush to apply lamp black watercolor pigment. Again details are added by erasing back to white and with sharpen pencils.
A celebration of a 100 years of medical illustration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The event is sponsored by the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where I am an adjunct assistant professor.
Broad Institute news stories
Graphics appearing along side news stories on the Broad’s website.
The Scientist magazine
A 3D graphic of chromatin unfurling for an article in the April 2010 issue of The Scientist.
The following are examples of cover artwork I have designed.
Overview figures like the one at left and those below provide and important framework for understanding the experimental design and scientific findings presented in research papers. I wrote about the value of overview figures in my Nature Methods column.