Bob Shepherd

Spinal Fusion in two decades

With permission of the MediVisuals

Medical / Legal as a specialist field took off in the 1980’s for medical illustrators, and this hybrid piece demonstrates an interesting evolution.  The top figure is from 1989, and was done traditionally with airbrush, with quieter colors, fewer labels and far less detail. The bottom was done in 2020, is all digital, is truer to the surgical palette and combines much more information, both visual and textual, on the panel for the benefit of the jury.