2022 AMI Online Salon

Oblique View of the Sole of the Foot

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Aimy Wang
  • Client: Professor Dave Mazierski
  • Copyright:  Aimy Meng Yu Wang, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print,  full page textbook illustration

Project Description

The goal of the project was to create a unique, non-standard view of an area of human anatomy at the macroscopic level, employing a high degree of structural accuracy. This illustration depicts the muscle, vessels, and nerves present in third and fourth layers of the foot, with cutaways to situate the anatomy within its context. It was created to be useful in an anatomical atlas, demonstrating relationships between tissues that are difficult to depict with classical anatomical views. Contrast and legibility were key considerations throughout the creation of the piece. Distinct textures were used to differentiate the incredibly small, detailed anatomical structures of the foot, and were continually tested and adjusted throughout the rendering process based on both surgical and illustrated references. University of Toronto anatomist Dr. Anne Agur was consulted throughout the creation of the piece to ensure the highest level of structural accuracy. As texture is a primary differentiator between structures, the anatomical information is equally accessible for colour-blind individuals.