One project done! For my Clinical Sciences class, we had to draw an eye cross section. A woman from the eye clinic next door–who serves as a full time medical illustrator over there–gave us a bunch of rules about how to NOT draw an eyeball, and showed us examples of artists who had gotten the eyeball wrong. Coincidentally one of the examples she showed was an illustration completed years back by our current professor and director of the program- who was in the room. Haha. So we learned a lot about how to get the proportions right, how to correctly show where the retina terminates, and how to depict the optic nerve at the right angle. Here is the result of the tutorial we did in class using a ruler and a compass:
The assignment was to scan it into illustrator and create a vector drawing of the eye, with or without color. Since I’m still getting used to Illustrator, I chose to keep it black and white, but to fill in some tone. Here is my final eye ball!