Illustrated Inflammation & Pathology of Acne | Acne Development Illustrations

Illustrated Inflammation & Pathology of Acne | Acne Development Illustrations

Light Acne © 2015 Galderma. Illustrated by Laura Maaske   Acne Illustrations Written and illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Acne vulgaris, simply known asacne, is a progressive skin disease in which the sebaceous glands of hair follicles are clogged with oil from the skin (sebum) and dead skin cells. It is diagnosed ... Read More »

An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

I created this surgical illustration series on the oophoropexy, or ovarian transposition. This is a surgery in which a woman's ovary is moved to a different part of her abdomen so that radiation can be safely performed. Later in her life, the surgeon may move the ovary back to its proper position, giving the woman a better chance to become pregnant. Read More »

Medical Illustration Gallery

Medical Illustration Gallery

Here are just a few of the medical illustrations I've prepared for clients. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the illustrations or about pricing. Read More »

Sweet April Pond Songs

Sweet April Pond Songs

This is my favorite time of year, because of the frog chorus. I can walk out my back door and explore the ponds and woods with my daughters. The air is cool and full of new growth, and there isn't the heaviness of mosquito clouds that will be surrounding us in another month or two. Read More »

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

A Momentary Break from Medical Illustration   “Beauty and seduction are natures tools of survival.” -Louie Schwartzberg   Written by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Louie Schwartzberg is an filming artist who captures patterns. Because I spend time in nature, photographing the patterns I see, I have loved his high and slow-motion time-lapse photography, ... Read More »

Happy to be on Board: Designing Medicine

Happy to be on Board: Designing Medicine

Written and Published by medmonthly magazine on August 30, 2013 in Research & Technology http://medmonthly.com/research-technology/med-monthly-welcomes-laura-maaske-as-a-staff-illustrator-writer-and-journalist/#! This month Med Monthly welcomes Laura Maaske on board as a staff illustrator, writer and journalist. She will be supplying an article or illustration each month dealing with ground breaking health care advances and state-of-the-art medical images. She has been a regular contributor, with ... Read More »

My Most Popular Medical Illustration
When Someone is Far Away

When Someone is Far Away

Now, I will let go something. I will allow mist. Sometimes, explaining offers clarity, and it works well. Other times, it destroys the delicate web of threads. Read More »

You Imagine: Exploring Medical Apps

You Imagine: Exploring Medical Apps

With over 17,000 health and medical apps available in iTunes, and with an average price at around $2.00, iTunes ?Health? and ?Medical? categories are two of the fastest growing sectors of app development. There are health games that offer, for example, quizzes to assess calorie content of various foods. There are GPS apps, order tracking apps, weight management apps, pedometers, diabetes regulating apps, and calorie counting apps, just to name a few. These apps might be associated with push notifications that offer users reminders to take meds or other health interactions. Read More »

Wandering Outwardly on a Fractal

Wandering Outwardly on a Fractal

Implications of Fractals Written & Illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer     I was thinking about this quote: “Primary experiences describe the general shape of not zooming into a fractal, but rather, zooming out of a fractal, with original experiences feeling more distant, yet ever layered into the ... Read More »

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Written & Painted by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer Earliest Human Impulses to Create an Alphabet   With the weather getting colder, I’ve been taking my daughters to parks a lot less. Recently, as an after-school activity, I talked with my daughters about the alphabet, how each character makes a ... Read More »

A Line to my Heart: My Career and Life as a Medical Illustrator

A Line to my Heart: My Career and Life as a Medical Illustrator

As a student medical illustrator, I knew what I wanted to learn. I wanted to wrap my mind around the science and the drawing skills I would require in the future. I already had an undergraduate degree in zoology, and our courses in the Division of Biomedical Communications were to be shared with the medical students at the University of Toronto, so science was heavily on my mind. Read More »

My Dad in Conversation

My Dad in Conversation

I have a childhood image of my dad which carries through all the years. He's standing at the patio door with his hands interlaced behind him silently engaged with a tree (or it might be the moon). Even when I was very young, I kept at a distance, so as not to disturb the feeling he created there. Read More »

Influential Letters

Influential Letters

Our Feelings about Brands Written by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   I was five years old and I slid to the front seat of the car, looking up at the back-lit letters designating the drugstore into which my mom had stepped. I had spent a lot of time looking at letters: ... Read More »

The Light Spindle

The Light Spindle

The Power of Light as a force in Medical Illustration or any Illustration Written & Illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Do you recall your first discovery of light when you were a child? What an alluring beauty that intangible phantom presents for babies at a certain age. I remember ... Read More »

Anatomy of Wood: Bigleaf Maple Burl

Anatomy of Wood: Bigleaf Maple Burl

Anatomy of Wood   Photographs and Poster by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer   Featured woodturning artist: Harold Solberg   January 15, 2011 ???????????????????????????———————————- Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator e-Textbook Designer | Health Communicator | Scientific Illustrator ???????????????????????????? Laura Maaske ? Medimagery LLC Medical Illustration & Design ... Read More »

Opening Doors: the Magic of Small Decisions to Make Change

Opening Doors: the Magic of Small Decisions to Make Change

“There’ll never be a door. You are inside and the fortress contains the universe and has no other side nor any back nor any outer wall nor secret core. Do not expect the rigor of your path, which stubbornly splits into another one, which stubbornly splits into another one, to have an end. . . ... Read More »

Fractal as Pattern-teacher

Fractal as Pattern-teacher

And yet relation appears, A small relation expanding like the shade Of a cloud on sand, a shape on the side of a hill. -Wallace Stevens, “Connoisseur of Chaos” .           What are your favorite fractals? For me, simply to list my favorite fractals together, knowing they all share something in ... Read More »

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