Sunday, December 4, 2011

Danny Quirk – Self-Dissections

Danny Quirk – Self-Dissections:

Danny Quirk skinned neck

Danny Quirk back dissection

Danny Quirk neck dissection

Danny Quirk self dissecction

Gorgeous watercolors by Massachusetts-based artist and aspiring medical illustrator, Danny Quirk.  Does this remind anyone else of Netter’s painterly style?

Danny says of his work,

My anatomical works combine classic poses, in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting, with a very contemporary twist… illustrating what’s underneath the skin, and the portrayed figure dissects a region of their body to show the structures that lay beneath.

Aspiring to become a medical illustrator, these works were done in my senior year at Pratt Institute. Always having been interested in anatomy/the body, decided to do a series of paintings combining Classical aesthetics with a surreal approach. I plan to work on this series for about another 6 months while I am taking prerequisite courses for graduate school requirements, where I intend to become a medical illustrator.

See all of Danny’s anatomical watercolors on his Behance portfolio.


A Woman’s Back is Beauty

A Woman’s Back is Beauty:
Diana Eastman anatomy back

Edinburgh-based photographer Diana Eastman shot this gorgeous photograph overlayed with a classic anatomical illustration from what I believe is Grey’s Anatomy.

I’ve always loved the lines and contours of a female back.  While men hold their strength in their arms or chests, I feel that a woman holds all her strength in her back.

View more of Diana’s photography at and her Flickr.