Finally, it’s done! The largest drawing I have ever made and it’s done with pencils too! It’s an A1 in size which is 59.4 x 84.1cm or 23.39 x 33.11 inches. So um yeah. Huge. XD Had my ups and downs with this but I have learned so much from it as well. ^^ This is a 1:1 representation of a real torso we had to use as a reference. :) The pelvis was the most hardest part to work out I think and the ribs were the hardest ones to get right in the sketch. :) Total time taken to make this piece is I think close to 80 hours, so it breaks my record of working on a drawing too.
Fullview looks the best! :)
This #GivingTuesday, give back to nature and to generations to come.
The much anticipated comet Ison appears to have largely been destroyed from its pass around the sun, something may have survived however the show everyone has been looking forward to has been cancelled.
The most dangerous and wonderful creature alive is a human.
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Inflating a set of cat lungs
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that help me film this demo.
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After a furor over canceled health policies, president announces adjustment allowing insurers to offer the option to renew their 2013 plans in 2014 without change.
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Survivors in remote areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan said Friday they had been ignored by relief efforts, even as aid began to reach some of the worst-affected zones.
This graphic maps the global cost of early mortality—some 1.7 billion years of human life forfeited annually—sorted by cause of death.
It provides the kind of insight that policymakers and NGOs need in order to focus health resources where they can do the most good. That’s why the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington created the massive database on which this graphic is based. Known as the Global Burden of Disease, it quantifies the incidence and impact of every conceivable illness and injury.
Infographic by Thomas Porostocky | Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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