Illustrations and doodles

It’s been busy times. First birth unit, then exams, and more exams, and now traveling around. I’ve been trying to keep doodling as much as possible over at Sketchy Medicine and slowly some of my more fancy illustrations are being published so I’m finally allowed to share them here!

Like this fancy picture of the intercostal artery perforators which is being published in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.

In other news, the crafting posts may increase a bit in the upcoming months, but I promise I won’t get too Style Me Pretty

Finished Mosaic

Way way way back in February I posted a rough sketch for a future community project. The idea was still in its infancy then but many months later I am proud to say the mosaic is complete!

I don’t even want to think about how many hours went into its creation, but I’m so happy with how it turned out and I hope that the colposcopy clinic and their patients will get lots of enjoyment from it!

Each section measures 3×4′

Medical Superheros

Stephen Gaeta has combined two of my loves, science and bold graphic design. And medicine. And humour. Ok, four of my loves. I’m of course biased towards the surgery one, but they’re all amazingly clever.

If you’re wondering what the neurologist is holding, that’s a queen’s square reflex hammer, the tomahawk ones are so out of fashion now.

Thanks Action Potential for passing this along!

I’m now a member of the AMI!

AMI = Association of Medical Illustrators

I’m very excited about this since I’ve been doing scientific/medical illustrations for a while and for various clients and friends and now I’m a member of an organization that’s dedicated to the integrity of the art and the science.

The funny thing is that my grade 11 science teacher had me pegged to do medical illustration. I suppose now she can say that she was right all along.

Sketchy Medicine

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, but I’ve finally gone ahead and created a separate website exclusively for my scientific and medicine-related illustrations/doodles.

I’m hoping that it will be a useful resource not only for me to look back on when it comes time to study, but for other people too.


Internuclear opthalmopelegia

I’ve been meaning to upload some sciencey study doodles for a while. Hopefully I can be reasonably diligent. Maybe.

The first one is internuclear opthalmopelegia, this is a specific type of gaze palsy that results from a lesion to the medial longitidinal fasciculus (MLF). It is seen in some patients with MS (though it can also happen as a result of a small stroke). In a left INO, your gaze to the left is fine, but when you try to look to the right, your right eye looks, but your left eye can’t go past the midline. You can still cross your eyes though (that’s a different pathway).