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Drawn to Medicine

medical illustration of Illustration reworking classical painting, and updating to reference the fusion of art and science, human and robotic.
medical illustration of Series of illustrations visualising active birth positions for labouring mothers.

Client: Royal College of Midwives, UK
medical illustration of Series of visuals exploring the anatomy of the nose and sinus cavities.
medical illustration of Illustrations demonstrating optimal patient positioning for obese patients during endotracheal intubation.
medical illustration of Illustrations presenting patient positioning during Smear Test, with anatomical cross-section.
medical illustration of A mother cradles her unborn child.
medical illustration of Cartoon, Line, Line with Color, Editorial, Education, Publishing, Professional Education, Anatomy, General Medicine
medical illustration of Illustration depicting piglet dissection, including placenta still attached. Skeletal system and exposure of internal organs included.
medical illustration of Illustration to demonstrate key areas of fatal skull anatomy for midwives and expectant mothers.
medical illustration of Airbrush, Color, Education, Publishing, Stock, Professional Education, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine
medical illustration of Illustration depicting pathology of wet and dry gangrene of the foot.
medical illustration of Part of a series of a 7 illustrations showing the growth and development of diabetic foot ulcers.

Client: The Pathologist Magazine
medical illustration of Color, Education, Publishing, Stock, Product Demonstration, Professional Education, General Medicine, General Surgery
medical illustration of Series of conceptual illustrations, peeling away the layers of the hand in a visual dissection.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring mental health, anxiety, depression and being at the end of ones coping mechanisms.

Client: Medical Artists' Education Trust
medical illustration of Illustration exploring loneliness and mental health.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring depression and mental health, and the struggle to think clearly.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring mental health, feelings of being stuck, blocked and isolated.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring mental health and feelings of entrapment and fear.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring mental health, isolation, loneliness and poor well being.
medical illustration of Illustration exploring depression and mental health.
medical illustration of Seminal medical textbooks, re-designed in the style of Penguin classics.
medical illustration of Seminal medical textbooks, re-designed in the style of Penguin classics.
medical illustration of Mock up National Geographic magazine front cover.

Profile

Merlin Strangeway, Director of 'Drawn to Medicine', is an award-winning Medical Illustrator & Educator. She strives to visualise information in a way that makes it universally accessible, educational and engaging for both clinicians and the general public. Over the last decade she has worked with some of the largest clients in the healthcare sector in the field of patient & public engagement, including Harley Street Childrens' Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, UCL, Hunterian Museum of Surgery, The Royal College of Midwives and Kings College London. She teaches Illustration at The House of Illustration (founded by Quentin Blake) in addition to creating work for a wide range of clients. She is currently completing her postgraduate training as a Medical Artist through the Medical Artists’ Education Trust, in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons. Training on this prestigious course is via skilled surgeons and physicians. Merlin was recently awarded the Barbers’ Company Award granted by The Worshipful Company of Barbers for two consecutive years (2016 -2017 and 2017-2018) and the Ronald Raven Award (2017-2018) in recognition of her practice in the field of public engagement within Medical Art. Merlin believes pictures have the power to make thinking, working and communicating easier for everyone. She is passionate about using her skills to support and empower others, via collaborations with academics and medics across the UK, Europe and America.

Style/Techniques

Airbrush, Black & White, Cartoon, Collage, Color, Design, Caricature, Information Graphics, Line, Line with Color

Subject/Specialties

Alternative Medicine, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Dermatology, Disease Management, General Medicine, General Surgery, Maternal / Child, Natural Science / Nature, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology, Injuries, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Pathology