Art & Design

Written by Helen van Raaij

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Anatomy Blue

James Archer, the man behind the Anatomy Blue has a background in Art History and Biology. His company “specializes in the creation of didactic and cinematic imagery for the pharmaceutical, health care, and publishing communities”.

Drawn by curiosity, obsessions and excitement with every new project James started “Anatomy Blue” in 2002 with only the name and a website. In 2004, Anatomy Blue became a Medical Illustration Sourcebook advertiser and has grown ever since.  

James has made illustrations of kidneys, lungs, the lumbar spine and of course the heart.  With the help of macro photography he mimics physical materials to create an authentic look.

Fun fact: he doesn’t only release the illustrations but also provides educational information.

“When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)"

For more of his illustrations/animations please visit his website!

Image by: anatomyblue

Tags: education, Anatomy & Art, Anatomical illustrations , Macro photography

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