2018 AMI Online Salon

Stimulant and Designer Drug Use

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Todd Buck
  • Contributors: Todd Buck  ; Lombard, Illinois
  • Client: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Copyright: © 2018 Todd Buck
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush
  • Final presentation format: Journal Cover
  • Primary audience: Physicians

Project Description

Illustration is for article discussing stimulant and designer drug use. Depicted is urine drug test, chart of recreational drugs with corresponding street names, synapse with cocaine blocking re-uptake of neurotransmitters, 3D ecstasy tablets, and background of various other drugs. I enjoyed using ZBrush to help create the 3D ecstasy tablets and the Photoshop 3D tool to help make the urine cup. I believe I was influenced by spring flowers when working out the pastel palette. I attempted to compose elements to keep viewer looping through the illustration.