Biomedical Illustrations

Some illustrations made for the biomedical illustration class I teach in the Master in Scientific Illustration of Natural Sciences at the University of Girona.

Drawing helps to understand, and understanding helps to draw.

The cellular and molecular scale: It’s easy to imagine the difference in size between an adult person and a cat… but, for example, can you imagine the difference in size between an animal cell and a bacterium? And the size of the antibodies?…
The cellular and molecular scale is fascinating, and when we are drawing this world, it is very important to know the different sizes of its protagonists.

Types of cells: The morphology of the different types of cells (eukaryotic or prokaryotic) or the morphological differences between animal and plant cells and their processes are a very recurring theme in biomedical illustration.

Classification of bacteria: Bacteria are such small organisms that it is very difficult to see their morphology clearly through electron microscopy, often there are elements that are omitted or cannot be seen clearly. That is why it is important to know their morphology, type of grouping and flagellar arrangement in order to illustrate them correctly.

Virus classification: There are different types of viruses that we can group according to the type of their capsid and whether it is naked or wrapped by a lipid membrane.




Isa Loureiro 2023