The Human Brain Student’s Self-test Colouring Book

Digital line work illustrations for anatomy coloring book

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Client: Quarto Publishing
Medium: Digital, (Adobe Illustrator)
Categories: Publishing

Medical Illustrations of The Human Brain

We were delighted to be commissioned by Quarto to create medical illustrations of the human brain.  Commissioned by our long term client Quarto Publishing, “The Human Brain Student’s Self-test Coloring Book” contains more than 350 line drawings of the human brain and nervous system, examining its structures and how they function.

Filled with illustrations that allow the reader to colour-in and learn anatomy, along with succinct text the book clearly explains the anatomy and physiology of each area that is illustrated, creating a concise, interactive reference to the fascinating field of human neuroscience.

Labels are left blank, allowing users to test their knowledge of the names of the parts, processes and systems that are illustrated, with answers given at the bottom of each page. These are a very popular way to learn anatomy and we have now illustrated three of these titles for Quarto Publishing who are based in Brighton, UK.

Book Publishing – The Brief were tasked with completing the illustrations for this title The Human Brain Student’s Self-test Coloring Book as well as its accompanying Physiology Student’s Self-test Coloring Book. Both were produced at the same time and it involved being commissioned to complete over 352 unique line work illustrations to be provided within budget and timeframe.

The briefs were supplied by a number of author contributors and channeled to us through a single editor. The briefs were made up of written text and screen grabs of potential illustrations and also hand drawn sketches. We were to take all of the information and from it complete as unique illustrations. Our medium of choice was Adobe Illustrator so we could produce the illustrations as line work to allow for the white space which is important as the illustrations are to be ‘coloured in’.

“Joanna has a great eye for detail and the illustrations were loved by everyone, most especially by the client.”Stuart Banks, Digital Project Manager, Frontera
“Joanna was right at home working with us to develop illustrations that both met our clinical needs and fit perfectly into the aesthetics of our user interface. Her work is superb!”Michael Gold , Director of Product Development, CareCloud
“We have now received the new folder with your illustrations: I love it!”Lisa Ruckstuhl - Product Manager Osteoporosis, Daiichi Sankyo (Schweiz) AG
“I’m really pleased with how the book finally looks and that is in part huge thanks to Jo for such fantastic and skilled art. The level of detail that Jo achieves is incredible and her medical knowledge clearly abounds. She is always such a pleasure to work with – nothing is too big or small a job. It was all approached with the same cheery manner! Jo always delivered on deadlines too, which is a huge relief to us designers! Many thanks – it has indeed been a pleasure. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jo!”Senior Designer, Duncan Baird Publishers
“Joanna and her team are a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and creative. They turned around several excellent animations and drawings for our video series. We certainly would enjoy working with them again!”David Mathison, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Pediatric Transport, Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Joanna has provided the core illustrations for a number of our iPad Apps, and her illustrations have received terrific reviews from our users. She understands our requirements clearly and also understands the specifics of illustrating for digital media and mobile applications. The quality of her work is outstanding, and she can be relied upon to hit deadlines and deliver to the exact clinical requirements of each project.”Todd Morgan, Co-Founder, drawMD
“Hello Tim and Joanna,
Thank you for the illustrations, you have done an outstanding job on the finished articles… The service provided was efficient and very thorough, we were very happy with the way you able to understand and translate the brief into an illustration which captured the desired output.”Clare Lynex, Senior Medical Writer, UBM Media Asia, Singapore
“We found to be energetic, imaginative, and efficient, a joy to work with!”Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London