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

Bones of the skull illustration

Bones of the skull

Illustration of the human skeleton

Illustration of the skeleton

Anatomy of the skull

Illustration of anatomy of skull

 
Human Skull illustration

Illustration of the human skull

Maxillary nerves

Maxillary nerves

Thoracic anatomy

Thoracic spine down to vertebra 9, there are 12 altogether

 
Bony anatomy of the shoulder

Bony anatomy of the shoulder

Sacrum, plevis and lumbar vertebrae

A damaged and red glenohumeral capsule

illustration showing the origin points of the muscle the Biceps brachii

Biceps brachii tendons - long head and short head

 
Right arm

Human male skeleton

Knee lateral with ligaments

Knee lateral with ligaments

The skeletal anatomy of the elbow with the position in supination

Close up view of the bony structure of the elbow

 
The right hand dorsal view

The right hand dorsal view

The humerus bone

The humerus bone

Hand palmer view

Hand palmer view

 
Forearm palmer view

Forearm palmer view

Right arm

Right arm bony anatomy

Dorsal view of hand and forearm

Dorsal view of the skeleton bones of the hand and forearm

 
Lateral view of the skeleton

Pelvis anterior view
See more spine illustrations

The human skeleton, sacrum, plevis and lumbar vertebrae

Sacrum, plevis and lumbar vertebrae
L4 & L5 vertebrae illustrations

Shoulder

Shoulder bony anatomy

 
Mandibular nerves

Mandibular nerves

Thoracic Spine cross section

Thoracic spine cross section

Skeletal structure of lower limb

Skeletal structure of lower limb

 
Skeleton and Muscle anatomy

Skeleton and Muscle anatomy

Skeleton of the foot with plantar plexus vein anatomy

Skeleton of the foot with plantar plexus vein anatomy

Bony framework of the ribs and shoulder anatomy

Bony framework of the ribs and shoulder anatomy

 
Anatomy of the knee

Anatomy of the knee

The knee anterior view

The knee anterior view

bone degeneration of vertebrae L4 and L5 with spinal cord showing

L4 & L5 vertebrae image
More vertebrae illustrations

 
Sacrum posterior view

Sacrum posterior view

Ankle bones

Ankle bony anatomy

 
Mandible with tooth roots superior view

Mandible with roots visible superior view

Maxillary view

Maxillary view

Teeth visible maxillary view

Teeth visible maxillary view