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Details of the lungs

Details of the lungs

For a self initiated project studying organs I attempted to change peoples perspectives from disgusting to beautiful. Internal organs are absolutely full of incredible details with different shapes and textures that people normally completely overlook. This image is one of a set of three, looking at the lungs. I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the internal organs without viewing each organ in medical sense, but in a contemporary illustrative one.

This is drawn from reference from a photograph that I took whilst dissecting a pair of pig's lungs, I feel that by doing it this way it allowed me to understand what I was illustrating on a completely different level. This image has been made in two parts, the fine liner detail and the watercolour background which has been assembled on photoshop and has been printed as an A1 poster.