The Vanguard

The Vanguard

Marc from Casual Astronaut got in touch and asked if I would be able to create a cover illustration for the first issue of The Vanguard, a magazine highlighting cancer research and treatment at UT Southwestern in Dallas. The brief was to illustrate the theme of transformative care from lab to patient. I supplied three sketches and this was the one chosen by the client. A request was made to subdue the visibility of the internal organs and to use a green/blue palette for the final artwork.
 

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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation

Kevin from D Magazine recently got in touch requesting an illustration to go with an article about 'deep brain stimulation'. This is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device which sends electrical impulses to specific targets in the brain for the treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Marquette Nurse

Marquette Nurse

I was approached by Marquette University to create a cover image for their Marquette Nurse magazine. They wanted a forward-looking, modern, optimistic image that represented taking a path into nursing. The initial sketch, below left, was liked subject to a couple of amendments, elimination of the pills (sensitivities to news headlines concerning opiods) and addition of another nurse. There were no colour requirements so I was free to use my own scheme. I like to use colour in a graphic way and not to be overly concerned with realism. Also, wherever possible I try to avoid skin colours, facial features and any kind of personal iconography as I prefer my figures to be perceived as an 'everyman' unless there is a specific reason to do otherwise. The finished artwork was very well-received and published Jan 2018.
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Cellular Research

Cellular Research

This illustration was created for the University of Dayton alumni magazine. It was to accompany an article about a researcher who was looking to create a new type of laboratory test system.
"A system that better predicts how our bodies and our cells react to potentially toxic compounds or potentially helpful ones."

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Koumpounophobia

Fear of Buttons 01

For a number of years in the early noughties I produced a weekly illustration for The Daily Express to accompany the 'doctor page' where each column discussed remedies for particular medical issue. While thinking back to those times recently it occurred to me that button phobia, or koumpounophobia to be precise, had not come up. If it had done here a couple of new illustrations I would like to have supplied.

Fear of Buttons 02

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