Anatomy of Sports Day 2013

Anatomy of Sports Day 2013

Athletes, physical therapists and medical illustrators at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring outside of Washington, DC.

Planning out and sketching muscles on lower leg. Athlete for running couldn’t make it last minute so we had a gracious volunteer jump in to fill the void. We are highlighting the muscles involved in running so that small sports enthusiasts and their parents can visualize key muscles and bone structures. 
In progress painting in muscles on leg. Physical therapists were on hand to talk to visitors about improving performance, avoiding injury and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Middle image is showing painting in the patellar ligament. Right hand image is me blocking in the neurovascular structures in the popliteal fossa.
Painted horse and rider by Elizabeth Lockett, medical illustrator at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. It was a wonderful experience to see such a beautiful animal in action.
That’s my daughter in the top left. Can you tell her parents are both medical illustrators? #sciart next generation. She’s painting carpals, metacarpals and phalanges on her hands to pass a little time. 

Top middle and right images show me finishing up my runner’s leg. We are using red and white airbrush paint and Caran D’ache watercolor pencils.

Bottom row:
Hanging out with Marie Dauenheimer.
Some of the event athletes modeling their completed muscle painting.
Posing with former pro NFL player Chris Draft, painted by Diana Marques.


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