So over the past few weeks I have been working on some human anatomy illustrations. It started when I was asked to do a commission of a pregnant woman to give as a gift to an OBGYN. Doing this project got my brain thinking about all the cool ways I could paint parts of the human body. While I was creating these paintings my husband (who is in the medical field) and I started telling each other anatomy puns. As we were joking back and forth I started thinking about fun ways to visually represent the puns. Then I realized they would make really funny greeting cards especially, for people in the medical field. So as a personal project I decided to create some.
Some of you may not know that before I became a full time artist I designed and made greeting cards. It has been almost two years since I really designed card other than ones that were prints of full size paintings. So getting in touch with my roots I got to work by pulling out my paints, smooth watercolor paper, and my scanner.
I used Mijello Mission gold watercolor paints, sharpies, and hot press watercolor paper. I used the hot-press paper because it is easier to scan and turn into a digital file. I was a little rusty on the digital aspect of it because I typically work in traditional mediums and hardly use Adobe Illustrator anymore. After fumbling around for a bit it started to come back to me. I designed the cards to look like they were hand drawn illustrations and tried to keep them from looking overly refined.
I think they are a fun change from what I typically do and are a great addition to my anatomy illustrations.
If you are interested in ordering a card or a print you can do so over at my etsy shop.
You can watch a tutorial of the “Mothers Love” painting here.