We now offer custom art prints (without the watermark!) on a matte finish Epson cold press heavy art paper in various standard-frame print sizes.
DNA Illustrations is starting a newsletter/news blog in 2015 to keep clients we have done business with up to date with our projects, past and present.
It's been had a busy year so far and we hope your year is moving along as well. Thank you for letting us share some of our past projects and letting you know what we are working on now. We will share our updates two to three times a year as new and exciting projects and events happen.
Completed: The following highlights some of our completed project success stories.
Alex worked with art directors to create a new look for their well-respected, monthly obstetrics and gynecology journal. Wanting to stay away from a darker palette, they created a lighter, fresh look incorporating a finished sketch with focal color for emphasis.
Current: We are working on and wrapping up several exciting projects at the moment. We hope to be able to share these illustrations with you later this year.
-illustrations demonstrating different permeabilities through a bilipid layer for a physiology lab publication at Case Western Reserve University
-A 2nd edition printing of a 4 volume set on Orthopedic Surgical Techniques
-A patient education-focused 2D animation explaining in vitro fertilization for University College London (UK)
-Finishing up figures for a 5th edition printing of a widely recognized and used cellular immunology book
Anatomy as Art: Alex participated in a fine art gallery event Bone & Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion on September 21, 2013, at Chicago's Squid3 Gallery. Here is the show overview from the gallery:
Show Overview: Bone & Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion is an exploration of anatomical framework and connectivity. The rigid yet flexible properties of bone provide structure while the continuous flow of blood supplies essential substances to sustain the body. These two sometimes seemingly opposing elements - the frame and the flow - form a dynamic relationship: with each step, breath, and heartbeat, the body, at its most basic, is a structure in constant motion.
A review here of the show featuring another painting by Alex.
Athletes, physical therapists and medical illustrators at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring outside of Washington, DC.
Planning out and sketching muscles on lower leg. Athlete for running couldn't make it last minute so we had a gracious volunteer jump in to fill the void. We are highlighting the muscles involved in running so that small sports enthusiasts and their parents can visualize key muscles and bone structures.
In progress painting in muscles on leg. Physical therapists were on hand to talk to visitors about improving performance, avoiding injury and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Middle image is showing painting in the patellar ligament. Right hand image is me blocking in the neurovascular structures in the popliteal fossa.
Painted horse and rider by Elizabeth Lockett, medical illustrator at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. It was a wonderful experience to see such a beautiful animal in action.
That's my daughter in the top left. Can you tell her parent is a medical illustrator? #sciart next generation. She's painting carpals, metacarpals and phalanges on her hands to pass a little time.
Top middle and right images show me finishing up my runner's leg. We are using red and white airbrush paint and Caran D'ache watercolor pencils.
Hanging out with Marie Dauenheimer.
Some of the event athletes modeling their completed muscle painting.
Posing with former pro NFL player Chris Draft, painted by Diana Marques.