Illustrations of Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
The human skeleton is a remarkable structure, and will form the basis for many a medical drawing. It is after all the scaffold of the human body, that performs many functions. Primarily it provides the framework which supports the body and maintains its shape. The pelvis and associated ligaments and muscles provide a floor for the pelvic structures. Without the ribs, costal cartilages, and the intercostal muscles the heart would be unprotected and prone to collapse. The skeleton also protects the brain via the skull, the vertebrae protect the spinal cord and so forth. The bones of the skeleton also produce blood cell production taking place in the red blood cells bone marrow. As a support structure the skeleton is enabled to move through joints and powered by the skeletal muscles which are attached to the skeleton at various and specific points.
Anatomical Facts about the Human Skeleton
A few interesting anatomical facts are that there are many differences between the male and female human skeleton. Most prominent is the difference in the size of the female pelvis, due to the need for child birth. The female pelvis is flatter, more rounded and proportionally larger to allow the head of a foetus to pass during childbirth. Plus the female's skeleton tends to have a narrower rib cage with less pronounced mandibular features.
Bones manufacture blood cells called haematopiesis plus they store minerals, within the bone matrix. Such as calcium and is involved in calcium metabolism, and bone marrow can store iron in ferrotin and is involved in iron metabolism. Bone structure is made up of a mixture of chondroitin sulfate and hydroxyapatite making up 70% of the bone.
Contact the Team
As part of the team here, lead medical artist Joanna creates preliminary sketches for projects using a model skeleton as reference, to create original and anatomically correct artwork, ready to add muscle, ligaments for anatomy for the completion of medical illustration and artwork. This level of discipline makes sure all new illustrations are continually checked for their anatomical correctness. The illustrations are completed in a realism style, without forgetting the aim of making the illustrations appealing to their audience and illustrations that convey medical information that is easy to understand and interpret. You can contact the team to discuss creating bespoke medical illustrations of the skeletal system or other areas of human anatomy.
Gallery of Skeletal System Illustrations
Pelvis anterior view
See more spine illustrations
Sacrum, plevis and lumbar vertebrae
L4 & L5 vertebrae illustrations
L4 & L5 vertebrae image
More vertebrae illustrations
Foot bony anatomy
More images of bones of the foot
Other pages related to skeletal illustrations
- Illustrations of the bones of the foot
- Illustrations of the bones of the hand and digits
- Spine illustrations
- More vertebrae and illustration
- Nasal surgery illustrations
- Pencil medical illustrations of the ends of the femur
- Medical illustration of the posterior view of the femur bone
- Illustrations of the lumbar region and its nerves