NAVEEN DEVASAGAYAM






HEMATOMA

This full-page illustration was created with the specific request to include a tonal illustration (skull anatomy) along with a vector illustration (brain cross-section). Carbon dust was used to achieve the smooth blended texture of the main skull illustration, while Adobe Illustrator was used to a clean cross-sectional image.

Epidural Hematomas lead to a buildup of blood between the dura mater and the skull, demanding immediate medical attention to prevent complications. To make an accurate and rapid diagnosis for the patient, computed tomography (CT) scans are used to locate the site of interest. However, CT scans are two-dimensional images that do not offer students a full spatial representation of the structures involved. To address this, a unique 'exploded' view allows students to see the hematoma through a 3-Dimensional view. Color was used to form associations and unify the piece.

Credits: Dave Mazierski