2019 AMI Online Salon

Crohn’s Disease

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Northern Illinois University
  • Entrant Name: Todd Buck
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Address: Lombard, IL
  • Client: Jobson Medical Information LLC
  • Medium/software used: ZBrush, Keyshot, Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Journal Cover
  • Primary Audience: Pharmacists

Project Description

The purpose was to highlight a feature article in US Pharmacist magazine on updates for treating Crohn’s Disease. I focused on the pathology of Crohn’s by showing a partial section through the iliocecal junction revealing thickened bowel wall and ulcerative colitis damaging the mucosal layers of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). A unique trait of Crohn’s is that it can affect any area of the GIT from mouth to anus. My idea was to show lights throughout intestines to indicate additional areas of inflammation. I used Pixologic ZBrush to create a 3D model of the intestines and adjusted the material and lighting in Luxion Keyshot. I had just learned how to illuminate models from within in Keyshot and thought this illustration would be a good place to use this new skill. The section was painted in Photoshop with an attempt to make all parts appear cohesive.