Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cloth studies

I thought these might be good warm-ups for some traditional surgical illustrations I am working on. The piles of cloth folds and layers of anatomical tissues present a similar challenge–a visual path of details to navigate with a cautious eye.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skull base with 123Dcatch

Here is my first try using Autodesk's 123Dcatch app, which builds a 3D mesh out of a series of photos. Pretty amazing, there is huge potential here, and I can't wait to start using this app for work!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dorysthenes Walkeri

I attended an Insect Drawing Workshop at a place called Nook today, taught by Kathryn Chorney, a professor at Sheridan. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

I went for a beetle, Dorysthenes Walkeri.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ferociously fine-tuning finicky features

Another batch of screenshots from TVASurg production.
I try to think about composition for shots and sequences as I model. 
I find accurate depictions of anatomical relationships are 
even more important when you are working with 3D camera movement.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday morning modeling

A few screenshots of early-stage modelling of liver vasculature for TVASurg videos. Initial reconstructions are output from Myrian imaging software, 
in .obj format and retopologized in Cinema4D for use in animation.

Friday, May 10, 2013

New video on

Lots of work finally getting wrapped up lately. A new video has been uploaded to the Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery: Extended left hepatectomy with in situ cold perfusion.

A frame from the intro of this video was submitted as a cover illustration for the Biomedical Communications Alumni Association Spring 2013 newsletter.

Here are a few examples of storyboards from a video we did for a presentation at the University of Western Ontario. The case was a Segment 6/7 Donor transplant procedure. The final video will be uploaded to the site in a few weeks:


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Long pose at Project Art

This was from the second two hours of the night. For the first hour I just did some studies.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Life (drawing) after TSA...

I am very grateful to be a part of Toronto's figure drawing community, which is more prolific than I realized. A comprehensive list compiled by another blogger and life drawing enthusiast, Heather Leach, puts this in perspective. Many thanks to the hard-working artists keeping the life drawing scene in Toronto alive and well.

Here are a few examples from sketches done recently at Artist25 near Dundas and Lansdowne:

And here are a few recent sketches from former TSA instructor Mark Hazen's figure drawing sessions:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

First Liver Surgery Video

Forgot to post this earlier. My first contribution to the Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas and Transplant Surgery is finally uploaded! The procedure is a segment VI/VII resection (warning, lots of blood):

VIC illustrations

Recently did some illustrations for Virtual Interactive Case modules: