Human Cranium And Carbon Dust

Inferior view of cranium
Inferior View of Cranium, carbon dust, photoshop, illustrator

Process work:

What can I say, as a traditional technique developed by medical illustrators for medical illustrators, carbon dust is fun, fun, fun. These illustrations are developed by sketching plastic skull models. Here are a few caveats:

  1. At one point your working surface is going to look seriously messy and seriously ugly. But don’t panic. It is fixable.

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    Carbon dust Process II
  2. Look at real bones first if you can. Those foramina are much clearer on real bones comparing to models.
  3. Charcoal is matte. Graphite is shiny. They don’t go together. CHECK THY PENCIL.
  4. Highlighting with white paint is seriously fun and can seriously mess up your illustration. You’ve been warned.

    Carbon dust of pig heart cross section
    Carbon dust of pig heart cross section

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