| New TalentBrief:
To create an illustration of a simulated surgical intervention on a rat, using the availabe information (model of a rat, hand studies/photos, veterinary anatomy books and instruments). The challenge was to produce a good illustration with help of all available facts, examples and reference material, which are not always ideal. Because of this working method no animals were harmed in this process.
I set two additional challenges for myself:
1. To effectively visualise the various textures (rubber gloves, metal instruments, fur & the abdominal anatomy).
2. To make an aesthetically pleasing image, even though the subject can be considered offensive or unpleasant, by using light colours and a soft, fine detailed drawing style.
Techniques: pencil/carbon dust and digital colouring