Biomedical Illustration

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Botulinum Toxin Editorial Spread

Clients: Dr. Derek Ng

 

Medium: Chimera, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Audience: Scientific American Readers

Date: June 2018

Project Details: An editorial composition visualizing how Botulinum toxin prevents muscle contraction. The initial drafts were completed using Cinema 4D. The final version was completed in Autodesk Maya.

 

Process Work

References

Arnon, S. S., Schechter, R., TV, I., & Al, E. (2001). Botulinum toxin as a biological weapon: Medical and public health management. JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association, 285(8), 1059–1070. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.285.8.1059

Turton, K., Chaddock, J. A., & Acharya, K. R. (2002). Botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins: Structure, function and therapeutic utility. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 27(11), 552–558. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0968-0004(02)02177-1

Li, B., Peet, N. P., Butler, M. M., Burnett, J. C., Moir, D. T., & Bowlin, T. L. (2011). Small molecule inhibitors as countermeasures for botulinum neurotoxin intoxication. Molecules, 16(1), 202–220. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16010202

Montecucco, C., & Molgó, J. (2005). Botulinal neurotoxins: Revival of an old killer. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 5(3 SPEC. ISS.), 274–279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coph.2004.12.006

Initial Composition Ideas

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3D Models and Exports

Chimera

Cinema 4D

Photoshop Illustrations

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