A series of dermatology surgical excision illustrations for presentation use

Fig 3. A series of illustrations showing the difference between the Mohs method in comparison to conventional skin excisions

Fig 3. A series of illustrations showing the difference between the Mohs method in comparison to conventional skin excisions

 

Services used: 

  • Medical Illustration
  • Layout Design

CLIENT

Dr. Andrew Affleck, Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon,
Ninewells Hospital & University of Dundee School of Medicine

DESCRIPTION

Dr. Andrew Affleck needed a few medical illustrations to help add to his presentation on the Mohs surgical technique. His visually rich presentation included fantastic patient case studies however lacked the appropriate visuals needed to illustrate the importances of the procedure. This was a pretty straightforward request and I set to work. 

APPROACH

Dr. Affleck had been using placeholder images and sketches in areas where he wanted new illustrations. Having those examples were extremely useful as it gave us an idea of what he was looking for. Below is a rundown of the illustrations that were to be created:

Fig 1. Tissue cross section (with tumor) illustrating the beveled edge of the cross section

Fig 2. Illustration showing the procedure of vertical (breadloaf) sections being taken and parts of the cancer being missed by doing this method.

Fig 3. A series of illustrations showing the difference between the Mohs method in comparison to conventional skin excisions

Fig 4. Update design aesthetics of pie chat on slide 62 (untitled)

 


 
Fig 1. Tissue cross section (with tumor) illustrating the beveled edge of the cross section

Fig 1. Tissue cross section (with tumor) illustrating the beveled edge of the cross section

from sketch to final

Dr. Affleck had a clear idea of the kind of visuals he was looking for. He providing rough sketches that we could refer to and discuss at our kickoff meeting. 

Fig 2. Illustration showing the procedure of vertical (breadloaf) sections being taken and parts of the cancer being missed by doing this method.

Fig 2. Illustration showing the procedure of vertical (breadloaf) sections being taken and parts of the cancer being missed by doing this method.

MY Process

Step 1
I first started off researching and familiarising myself with both Mohs and conventional excision procedures. I then created a series of rough sketches to get the basic layout of the final piece down. To get the perspective correct, I used a 3D program to create the basic shapes before drawing in the general outlines in Photoshop.

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Step 2
The line work was then cleaned up and tightened in Illustrator. I then produced a rough render in Photoshop to get the values down before moving onto colourising the final piece.

Step 03
Colour and texture was then added to the illustrations in Photoshop. Once the illustrations were colourised, appropriate labels, captions and titles were added to the final piece.

 

Interested in creating a project like this for your organisation?
Email me at campbellmedicalillustration@gmail.com and let's have a chat or you can request a quote


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