Anterior and Posterior Knee Joint Anatomy: Medical Illustration Line Work

All of the floral ink illustrations that I have been posting on my Instagram have been inspiring me to revisit some line work that I have done in the past. I revisited the medical illustration shown below. It depicts the anterior and posterior view of the knee joint.

This is the initial pencil sketch. I tried to problem-solve the transition from pencil illustration to line art here. Looking back, I am happy with some of the solutions but not all of them.

Pencil sketch of the anterior and posterior view of the knee joint

 

Here is the resultant line illustration that came from that sketch.
Digital line illustration of the knee joint

 

Upon revisiting this, my goal was to simplify the line work. I wanted to get rid of the busy, angular and harsh areas. Below is the simplified version.

Digital line illustration of the knee joint

This revision looks a lot cleaner and less cluttered. I tweaked the leader lines and spacing between the text as well. Here is a detail shot of the line work.

Posterior knee joint

I like the organic nature of the lines here. They are not as harsh and angular. Some of them were delightfully spontaneous!

Next up, I am going to take some sketches of a hand that I did and convert them into line art using Adobe Photoshop. Thanks for looking! Check back next Tuesday for another post!

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