Anatomical Visualization Assignment #4

23 11 2009

Assignment 4

Produce an anatomical diagram identifying the location of several of the major thoracic or abdominal organs. The purpose of the illustration is to show the location of the selected organs relative to:

  1. Surface topography. Where is the organ relative to surface landmarks such as the midline, transpyloric plane, umbilicus, body contours, etc.?
  1. Skeletal anatomy such as the vertebral column, ribcage, pelvis, etc.

Begin by sketching the human torso in anatomical position including all relevant surface anatomical landmarks. On an overlay-tracing sheet, develop a sketch of the deep skeletal anatomy: ribcage, pelvis, and vertebral column. Make sure the skeletal anatomy is in registration with the surface anatomy. On a second overlay-tracing sheet, place at least two of the following organs: heart, lungs, liver, stomach/duodenum, pancreas, spleen, colon, kidneys/ureters/bladder.

The final illustration will be a composite of these three layers. Please scan your sketches and print out a composite print. The focus should be on the surface anatomy landmarks and the organs. The skeletal anatomy should be shown lightly for orientation.

This illustration is a diagram which should be done in line only – no rendering or shading. You may add a light, flat tone to the organs if you wish. Important anatomical landmarks in the illustration must be labeled.


Just for Fun…

16 11 2009

So for my figure drawing class in undergrad one of our assignments was to draw a cartoon character and on an overlaying tracing paper we had to create what we thought their skeleton would be like. When I saw “Character Study” by Michael Paulus in my search for inspiration for a previous assignment, it really reminded me of this previous assignment of mine. As Thomas commented on my previous “in my search for inspiration” post, so I thought I should share it 🙂

Dr. Shock MD PhD – A Neurostimulating Blog

12 11 2009
Neurobiology of Falling in Love

Neurobiology of Falling in Love - Dr. Shock MD PhD

Since my undergraduate major concentration was Neuroscience it is safe to say that I am extremely interested in, even fascinated by how our brain works. When I was researching for my “brain in love” project I came across this very interesting blog. For those of you who share my interest in learning more about this amazing science, hope you enjoy 🙂

Your Brain In Love!

11 11 2009

brain in loveThis Instructional Design assignment asked us to design a process or timeline  in a topic of our choosing. I decided to create an interactive presentation that shows the different chemical processes in the brain when you are in love.  My target audience I believe would be the general public with  basic science background that are interested in chemical processes of the brain. Hopefully the next time you feel like you are acting somewhat emotional and even irrational towards your significant other you can now use this presentation as evidence that you can blame it on your brain….

Anatomical Visualization #3

3 11 2009

Using this journal article from Anatomincal Sciences International:

The assignment was to illustrate the anomalous left hepatic vein originating from the left lobe of the liver and opening into the right atrium as described in the journal article provided. Incorporate the relevant anatomy of the heart (including great vessels, pulmonary veins, great cardiac vein, middle cardiac vein, posterior vein of the left ventricle and coronary sinus) and the relevant anatomy of the liver (including ligamentum venosum, portal vein and left hepatic vein). The emphasis of this assignment is to maximize the volumetric illusion of form through the use of light and shade. Concentrate on developing the large overall forms in addition to the smaller forms. Use an upper-left light as the main light source.

And here is my take on this interesting anomaly: