Cellular and Molecular Art and Illustration

Joanna completes biological and scientific illustration concerning the structure of cells, as seen at a microscopic cellular and molecular level. Illustrations can also involve explaining cell structure, their interaction with their environment, their life cycle, their division and death.

The cells themselves are the structural and functional units of all living organisms. Some organisms, such as bacteria, are unicellular, consisting of a single cell. Other organisms, such as humans, are multicellular. A human is estimated to have 10 trillion cells. Cells complete functions such as converting nutrients into energy, reproduction, or to fight disease. Each cell is equiped with its own set instructions to complete its task.

As an artist Joanna is able to interpret, research and go on to illustrate cellular and molecular structures. The scientific illustrations are used for teaching, accompanying text in a paper, websites, or any where a visually appealing illustration helps to explain what can not necessarily be photographed or even seen with the naked eye.

Please feel free to contact Joanna any time or view the gallery below by clicking on the thumbnail images.

Bacteria cells

Scientific illustration of bacteria created digitally

Mitochondria cell illustration created digitally in Photoshop

Mitochondria illustration

Red blood cells

Red blood cells

 
Cross section through a flu virus

Cross section through a flu virus

Leukocyte cell

Leukocyte cell created digitally

Bacteria are microscopic organisms whose single cells have neither a membrane-bounded nucleus

Bacteria and animal cell

 
collagen structure from the cellular level

Illustrations of collagen structure from the cellular level

Scale graph showing relative cellular sizes

Ilustrated scale graph showing relative cellular sizes

Individual Microfibril strand

Illustration of Microfibril strand

Further relevant medical and scientific illustrations