In addition to full illustrations, I’m also hired to do a lot of illustrative diagrams. This one shows the process of hematopoiesis, which is the development of different types of blood components from stem cells, including erythrocytes (red blood cells), platelets (which help our blood clot) and all the different types of leukocytes (white blood cells). Notice the pinkish color of the eosinophil at the bottom center. Its name comes from its attraction to the pink stain eosin. Notice also that some of the white blood cells have a grainy appearance. These types of cells are classified as granulocytes (granulo=granular; cyte=cell) and those without the grainy appearance are classified as agranulocytes. I love medical terminology!