The principle task of the scientific and medical illustrator is to prepare accurate renderings of scientific or medical subjects for book publication and online applications.
Medical and scientific illustrations provide a visual explanation and aid the viewer by clarifying complex descriptive information. The function of a medical or scientific illustration, therefore, is essentially a practical one: to inform, to explain, and to instruct — in short, to communicate.
In a medical or scientific illustration, the primary emphasis is accuracy in the portrayal of the subject matter. Details of the subject must be correctly delineated to show proportions, coloration, anatomical structures, or other diagnostic features. In addition to accurate depiction, the illustrator should have sufficient understanding of the subject so that the illustration will appear natural and life-like rather than mechanical. A medical or scientific illustration is judged for its aesthetic qualities, as well as its accuracy.
eiG has over 30 years of experience providing thousands of medical and scientific illustrations to the publishing industry. We take great pride in our work and our work ethic.