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Heartworms – Dirofilaria immitis

By |September 23rd, 2013|Syndicated Content|

Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are serious and potentially fataldisease-causing parasites of both dogs and cats. Adult worms present within the heart can cause problems in dogs and cats often have worms that invade their lungs. But how do they get there??? These parasites are transmitted by mosquitos! The lifecycle of heartworms begins with the adult female [...]

Windows on Evolution – Darwin Day

By |February 12th, 2013|Syndicated Content|

Illumination Studios’ three entries have been included in the TOP 40 works in the Windows on Evolution – Darwin Day Exhibit. Peer into the process of evolution through this juried exhibition of imagery covering Darwinian concepts including descent, speciation, and transitional forms. Illumination Studios entries include both extant and extinct species from the ubiquitous domestic [...]

Max Brödel Award – AMI 2012

By |November 8th, 2012|Syndicated Content|

David Killpack of Illumination Studios was honored to receive the Max Brödel Award of Excellence in Instructional Tone from the Association of Medical Illustrators at this year’s annual meeting. The winning piece was created to enlighten the viewer about the reconstruction of prehistoric creatures from fossil remains. The example of the “Woodbine Croc”, a new [...]

Ralph Sweet Award – AMI 2012

By |November 8th, 2012|Syndicated Content|

This piece also won the Ralph Sweet Award – voted best in show by those members in attendance at the Association of Medical Illustrators annual meeting, on top of the prestigious Max Brödel Award of Excellence in Instructional Tone. We will be adding an article about these crocodiles and some of the other species (think [...]

Focus on Nature XII – Jury Award

By |June 5th, 2012|Syndicated Content|

NYS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR 10 TOP ILLUSTRATORS (ALBANY, NEW YORK) Ten top illustrators have been selected to receive Jury Awards for their artwork on display in the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration exhibition. “The Focus on Nature XII exhibition is like no other in the world,” said Mark [...]

2012 – Year of the Lizard

By |January 5th, 2012|Syndicated Content|

Dragons in miniature, they inspire our imaginations. As a small boy growing up in Iowa (a state with 5 native lizards) finding a wild lizard was a special experience. I would imagine life from this little saurian’s perspective and transport myself into a prehistoric world from which I was separated by millions of years. In [...]


By |October 20th, 2011|Syndicated Content|

The word illustration has a diverse set of definitions.  In this instance, we mean the literal pictorial definition: Visual matter used to clarify. These are non-motion graphics produced in a variety of styles to meet the needs of a number of different audiences and clients.  Please note, if you need an animation, we offer most [...]