Self Portrait with Brain
Editorial neuroanatomy illustration
This illustration combines my self-portrait with an anterolateral view of a brain, highlighting brainstem and cranial nerve roots.
Carbon dust, acrylic, and Photoshop
Final presentation format
A portrait orientation static illustration
The general public
Ideation and line art draft
List the structures I want to show and find a perspective that is best for showing them
Take a reference photo of myself
Find brain reference at the same angle
Complete the line draft in procreate with brain illustration overlaying the self-portrait
Reference and Inspiration
Nieuwenhuys, R., Voogd, J., Huijzen, C., & van Huijzen, C. (2013). The Human Central Nervous System. Springer Publishing.
Frcp(C), R. M. M., & Md, J. S. E. (2016). Netter’s Concise Neuroanatomy Updated Edition (Netter Clinical Science) (1st ed.). Elsevier.
UBC 3D brain model: https://www.neuroanatomy.ca/3D/wholebrainPG.html
The Brain in Slumber. Infographic illustration by Bruce Morser. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazines/pdf/ngm_minisite/images/PDF/NationalGeographic_Science.pdf