What is a Medical and Scientific Illustrator

 Scientific illustration combines both fields of art and science for the purpose of visually communicating scientific information. A medical illustrator is a professional artist with extensive training in medicine and science who creates visual material to help record and disseminate medical, biological and related knowledge. One of my favourite definitions of a medical illustrator is by- Bill Gramley, Neal Pointer, Bill Winn, 1978:

 

 " Medical Illustrators draw what can't be seen, watch what's never been done, and tell thousands about it without saying a word "

mug shot May 2014

For more info on my work history and projects please check out my Behance portfolio & profile

Here are a few links about me and my work:

Southern Ontario Nature & Science Illustrators (SONSI)

Sketching Out a Career in Science Illustration

Amazon.com: More about the author

Medical and Biological Illustrator - Art and Science

AWARDS

2016  Citation of Merit, Graphics Media: Nature Science Illustration, BioCommunications Association

2015   Finalist, The National Science Foundation and Popular Science visualization challenge

2012   Award of Merit, Instructional Continuous Tone, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Toronto, ON

2011    Award of Excellence in Illustrated Medical Book, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Baltimore, MA

2011    Award of Merit, Instructional Continuous Tone, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Baltimore, MA

2010    Jury Award, Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

2009    Award of Merit, Instructional Continuous Tone, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Richmond, VA

2009    International Contest of Dinosaur Illustrations, Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal. Second place

2007    Award of Excellence in Illustrated Medical Book, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Bozeman, MT

2005    International Contest of Dinosaur Illustrations, Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal. Third place

2005    Award of Excellence,Instructional Color, Association of Medical Illustrators National Meeting, Thousand Oaks, CA

2004    International Contest of Dinosaur Illustrations, Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal. Second place

2000    John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Award in technical paleontological illustration, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico

Recent Publications

2017    Pulerà, D. Facial Makeover of a new theropod dinosaur. Journal of Natural Science Illustration. 49(2):3-6.

2017    Carr, T. D, D. J. Varricchio, J. C. Sedlmayr, E. M. Roberts & J. R. Moore. A new tyrannosaur with evidence for anagenesis and crocodile-like facial sensory system. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 44942. doi:10.1038/srep44942   https://www.nature.com/articles/srep44942 

2017    Carr, T. D., M. Seitz and D. Pulerà. Fossils of the Hell Creek Formation: A Carthage Institute of Paleontology Field Guide, Third Edition. Kenosha: Self published.

2016    Fennessy, J and S. Fennessy, Walking talk: Protecting rare giraffes. BBC Wildlife. Spring 2016: 34(5):66-72.

2016    Carr, D. T, M. E. Seitz and D. Pulerà. Fossils of the Hell Creek Formation: A Carthage Institute of Paleontology Field Guide.  published independently. (14 illustrations)

2013    Farina, R. A., S. F. Vizcaino and G. De Iulii. Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistone South America.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (13 illustrations)

2011    Carr, T.D.,  T. E. Williamson, B. B. Britt and K. Stadtman.  Evidence for high taxonomic and morphologic tyrannosauroid diversity in the Late Cretaceous (Late Campanian) of the American Southwest and a new short-skulled tyrannosaurid from the Kaiparowits formation of Utah. Naturwissenschaften: 98:241–246.

2011    De Iuliis, G and Pulerà, D. The Dissection of Vertebrates: A Laboratory Manual, Second Edition.  Amsterdam: Elsevier / Academic Press. (illustrator)

2010    Carr, T.D. and T.W. Williamson. Bistahieversor sealeyi, gen. et sp. nov., a new tyrannosauroid from New Mexico and the origin of deep snouts in Tyrannosauroidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1):1-16.

2007    De Iuliis, G and Pulerà, D. The Dissection of Vertebrates: A Laboratory Manual. Amsterdam: Elsevier / Academic Press. (illustrator)

2006    Pulerà, D. Stephen Goltra Gilbert: Artist and Teacher. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Journal. 38(8):17-22.

2006    Pulerà, D. Illustrating Dinosaur Fossils Using the Carbon Dust Technique. PalArch Foundation's Newsletter. 3(2):15-19. Netherlands