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Human Skull

Carbon Dust Illustration

This illustration was created as a black and white tonal image using carbon dust technique. It was then colored using Photoshop for a textbook page design.

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© Mimi Guo

Faculty advisor

Dave Mazierski


Carbon dust, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Final presentation format

Textbook Illustration

Primary audience

Students for human anatomy courses

Work Process

Carbon Dust Technique

1. Posing the sculpture and searching reference

2. Measuring and making an carbon pencil outline

3. Shading with carbon dust

4. Adding details and highlights

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Agur, D. R. M. A. A. F. (2021). Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, 13th Edition [Paperback] (13th ed.). Lippincott Williams.

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