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Skull Base illustration

This continuous tone anatomy illustration of the inferior aspect of human skull base anatomy is designed for use in textbooks to teach medical students. The purpose of this illustration is to communicate the important structures and surface details of skull base anatomy.

Inferior view of the human skull

Process

Several iterations of drawings were made to create the most accurate representation possible. Shown below are a few studies I did using an actual skull and a reference illustration respectively.

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Revisions provided by experts will always produce a better end result. Shown here is an early attempt I made at this illustration using an anterior tilt of the skull to show some of the facial landmarks. I felt the occipital bone took up too much real estate on the page, but I ended up not using this perspective because this angle makes some of the important features in the central region more difficult to distinguish.

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