MEDICO-LEGAL ILLUSTRATIONS

MEDICAL ART IN THE COURT ROOM

THE GRAPHITE DRAWING ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS WAS BUILT ON

This project was part of the module Medico-legal Ethics of the MSc Medical Art. The illustrations were part of a presentation in a mock trial that was held as part of the course. The aim of the illustrations was to illustrate and further clarify evidence in a court case, to be presented to a jury.

 

Since the case that was assigned to me considered a person being attacked from behind, probably in the process of running, I decided to create two base images; One of the individual in the position he was attacked in, showing the anatomy that would be affected. The second image would be a close up of the affected part of the leg, showing once again the anatomical structures that would play an important role in the injury. On top of that I created a series of images further clarifying the angle of attack.

 

Both illustrations were based on graphite sketches and further enhanced and modified in Adobe Photoshop.

TWO OF THE FINAL ILLUSTRATIONS, SHOWING THE MOST LIKELY POSITION WHEN ATTACKED, IMPORTANT ANATOMY AND ANGLE OF ATTACK

TWO OF THE FINAL ILLUSTRATIONS, SHOWING IMPORTANT ANATOMICAL

STRUCTURES THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED IN THE ATTACK

ANGLE OF ATTACK

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