this is my personalized thank you card I give to people who deserved to be thanked. There’s a disclaimer on the back, which says the following:
“This card was created by Jane Labowitch, while she was procrastinating on doing something important that she can’t currently recall. The angry Jane depicted on the back is purely for decorative reasons, and is not indicative of her thankful sentiments.”
This is a former student, and I’m pleased to say I received one of these.
3:16 pm • 6 June 2013 • 6 notes
My student Jeff Sant did this lovely watercolor painting for my Advanced Anatomy class last semester, and I used it in my latest post on Human Anatomy For The Artist. Click through to check it out.
1:40 pm • 6 June 2013 • 3 notes
Six steps for an animation sequence showing lysis of an atherosclerotic blood clot. The line work of the vessel and the platelets, along with the instrument, were done in Illustrator. The rest was Photoshop.
7:52 pm • 2 June 2013 • 51 notes
Simple columnar epithelial cells in the G.I. tract. Just an imprecise doodle. I’ve been doing precise work for so long that’s it’s fun to just paint with no plan or direction.
2:24 pm • 31 May 2013 • 1 note
I’m proud and elated to say that I have a ful page illustration in this month’s issue of Playboy. It’s an awesome multi-page fiction about disconnected love. I’m really happy how it turned out, and I love the typography accompanying the illustration!
Thanks to AD Justin Page
This is one of my former students!
3:53 pm • 18 May 2013 • 15 notes
Better shot of my briefcase chair piece for Playboy. Well, maybe not better. Blurrier, but better lighting. One day I’ll get a good shot.
3:32 pm • 6 May 2013 • 1 note
Quickie neuron illustration for an Anatomy and Physiology book I worked on a long long time ago. It was done in Illustrator v5.0 and Photoshop v4.0 in around 1996. The blue-ish cylinder-like wrappers around the nerve axon are fatty myelin sheaths, which help conduct nerve impulses along the axon toward the synapses across which they’ll travel to other nerves. In the disease multiple sclerosis, myelin is damaged and scarred- a process that is known as demyelination. The reduction or loss of nerve impulse transfer results in the hallmark symptoms of MS—loss of sensation, movement, and cognition. Often the first nerve to demyelinate in MS is the optic nerve, which is why often vision problems are an early symptom of MS.
3:13 pm • 30 April 2013 • 92 notes
I don’t know why I never thought to post this before, but this is an illustration I did for Playboy in 1988. It’s done with Prismacolor pencil on black paper. I have it framed, and the glass is so reflective that I couldn’t get a shot without reflections in it. Maybe I’ll take it out of the frame someday, but realizing I have an illustration from 1988 makes me too tired to think about doing anything.
2:50 pm • 3 April 2013 • 6 notes
Vote for my student, Mike!
Vote for Mike from Downers Grove in this year’s Fluevog shoe illustration competition!
12:59 pm • 1 April 2013 • 1 note
OK, before you laugh at the quality of this editorial illustration, keep in mind I did this in Adobe Illustration version 3.0- one of the earliest versions of this application- in 1992! Can you tell my the hideous gradient? This was back when you had to render everything while in *draw mode.* Yes, you could only view a preview of your actual work when in “preview” mode, and you could not render in this mode. So you were constantly toggling back and forth between the two. A big pain by today’s standards, but back then that’s all we had and we were used to it. Did I tell you we also walked all the way to work uphill? In a snowstorm?
This was a piece about the conflicts between healthcare professionals and government run health care. Back then it was a fresh topic. Not so much anymore. If I were to do this piece again, I’d want to figure some way to include a symbol of the health insurance industry. A vulture, maybe?
3:57 pm • 26 March 2013 • 1 note