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.
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.
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.
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!