Our 2012 Award Winning Illustrations from the IMI

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We are very proud to announce that Joanna from medical-artist.com received three awards. This was for her illustrations of anatomy awarded from the Institute of Medical Illustrators, (IMI) in the UK. She was at the conference with Tim Butler having collected her certificates at the awards night of 1 Gold and 2 Silvers. Permission to enter the awards kindly granted by Copyright holders Alex Kutikov and Todd Morgan owners of drawMD and Dr Sam Alberti from the Royal College of Surgeon’s. Where both parties had originally commissioned Joanna to create the medical artworks.

Joanna Culley Collecting Award

Thrilled to receive the awards we have written a short article to tell you about it. The awards were from the Institute of Medical Illustrators UK presented at their conference we attended in Glasgow last Friday and Saturday. This is a yearly event with submissions entered by members consisting of medical artists and medical photographers. The submission entries were to clearly and unanimously demonstrate exceptional use of technique and an excellent understanding and interpretation in the illustration and fulfilment of the brief. Providing printed copies of the work ready to also be part of the exhibition at the conference.

The conference consisted of a day of trade shows, looking at the impressive new Intuos Wacom pen tablets, latest scanning and photographic equipment, from Waba a specialist in image management systems for medical artists to 3dMD manufacturers of high precision 3D and 4D clinical photography. We also attended all the workshops, from learning how to illustrate cartoons for more appealing patient education leaflets, listening to how multimedia presentations are used in criminal proceedings by the forensic services. An excellent and essential way of keeping in touch with people, new technology and techniques.

The IMI Awards 2012








Our Gold Award Winner

Originally commissioned as part of the drawMD series for use in app’s, this particular illustration was part of the paediatric section.

The brief was to illustrate a boy of about eight years old and layered on top are details of the upper and lower respiratory tract. As well as a close up view of a bronchiole tube and air sacs, with normal airway to conditions such as asthma, bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

As drawMD say, “not only hearing about but also a patient seeing their illness through illustrations that are constructed right in front of the patient can be very important to a family’s understanding and subsequent compliance with treatment. Having an app like this makes each patient encounter much more worthwhile and effective.”

Gold Award 2012

Gold Award 2012










Our Two Silver Award Winners

Thanks to Dr Alberti (Royal College of Surgeons of England) who commission the shoulder anatomy.

Silver Award

Silver Award










The other was commissioned by Dr. Ravasia who commissioned the illustrations of a uterus depicting hyperplasia with polypoid tendency. One commissioned for an exhibition of medical art and the other for a website for obstetrics and gynecology.

Silver Award

Silver Award

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