I am a Rotterdam-based medical & scientific illustrator with a fascination for the beauty and intricacy of anatomy. I love the highly detailed organic structures that can be found in the body (both human and non-human).
During my path to become a medical illustrator I went through an extensive education from Industrial Design Engineering through creative illustration to finally obtaining a second Masters' degree in Scientific Illustration in Maastricht, the Netherlands. I've always loved detailed, realistic drawing and I am happy to have found such an interesting field of work that merges art and science.
In 2018 I won a World Illustration Award for my depiction of the microsurgery of a rat. The technique I used for this piece was a combination of graphite pencil and digital coloring, which has become one of my favourite techniques to work with.
I work for a range of clients on projects in the field of surgical procedures, medical innovation, scientific articles and patient information.
Intro to Anatomy Drawing with Graphite Pencil
Learn to depict the intricate details of human and animal anatomy using graphite pencils, from sketching and linework to texture, contrast, and volume
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- Ella Nitters – @ella_nitters
- Medical & Scientific Illustrator
Maastricht Institute of ArtsMaastricht, Netherlands
2013 - 2017
TU DelftDelft, Netherlands
1994 - 2001
Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdam, Netherlands
2004 - 2008