2019 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Cynthia Turner
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission     
  • Address: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Client: Alexander & Turner Inc. Medical Illustration Studio
  • Medium/software used: Cinema4D R20, Photoshop CS6
  • Final presentation format: Print and Digital
  • Primary Audience: Art Buyers, Creative Directors, Art Directors of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

Project Description

One of a series of images distributed via a self-promotional marketing program to prospective clients to promote the artist’s creativity, artistry and storytelling. The illustration is a dramatization a Cytotoxic Killer T Cell inducing a cancer cell to undergo programmed cell death known as apoptosis. These Killer T Cells are part of the body’s immune response system. They are programmed to seek out, attach themselves and kill cancer cells, usually using chemicals. They recognize a specific site (antigen) on the surface of cancer cells and bind to it. The Killer T Cell then eliminates the cancer cell by releasing a protein that forms pores in the cancer cell’s membrane and specifically induces apoptosis.