I like to look at WIP and old, unused concepts. Many of them are good ideas, but did not fit the rest of the puzzle. As mentioned before, my current work is patient education, so lots of drawings of people. When it comes to doing the biomedical illustrations I generally take a more “reduced” or “simplified” approach. Removing unnecessary details, removing visual noise, and keeping the focus on what’s important.
Patient’s emotional reaction and sensitivity to these highly personal and scary topics (cancer) is always something to keep in mind. Often times, people only look up medical information when they’re feeling threatened, worried, confused, or stressed. This is also why I personally feel that patient education work can be more challenging than doing work for higher education. This unpredictable “emotional” or “knee jerk” factor, combined with highly variable socioeconomic and educational backgrounds of people viewing the content.
A class where Prof. Dave Mazierski taught photography, and I stared at him from the sidelines. No regrets putting this up now since his body is on TV!!