You’re probably here because you like science. Maybe you’re into drawings of natural history, anatomy, surgery, botany, even mythology. Whichever, it’s hopefully the content that brought you here. Let’s face it, if you like my work it’s unlikely that the fact I grew up in close proximity to Scottish farmland, and I thought it was pretty, will have an impact on your enjoyment of a drawing of a potato.
I'm a scientific illustrator. Rather than finding inspiration in landscapes or locales, I get mine from knowledge (although I do have a penchant for drawing stereotypically Scottish flora, fauna and cryptids). I want to learn everything I can about my subject, or yours, so that I can illustrate it with fanatically precise detail. My drawings study the structure or internal workings of living organisms; I draw anatomical illustrations for your everyday life. Because your everyday life needs some added science.
I started by studying animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. I returned to study an MSc in Medical Art back at Dundee, where I learned human anatomy, touched upon forensic facial reconstruction, surgery, medico-legal ethics and communication, and collaborated with the Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine at Cambridge University to produce a short, animated film explaining induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
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