2022 AMI Online Salon

Left Ventricle of the Heart

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Viola Yu
  • Client: Faculty Advisor:  Michael Corrin
  • Copyright:  Viola Yu, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Affinity Designer, Procreate
  • Final presentation format: Print, 1/4 page in textbook
  • Primary Audience: Undergraduate Students

Project Description

This illustration shows a human heart cut into to expose mainly the left ventricle, but also parts of the right ventricle, aortic semilunar valves, pulmonary artery, and the left atria. Working under the unique confines of this assignment, to show an atypical cutaway view, creates a visual asset where the viewers can visualize the anatomy from a nonstandard point of view. Major features of the heart are labeled to help undergraduate students recognize their appearance and location to eventually be able to identify them without such labels.  To try to make my illustration accessible to individuals with vision impairments including different forms of color-blindness, all labels are solid black against a white background to maximize contrast and were examined via soft-proof for color-blindness in Photoshop to ensure visibility of images and readability of text.