The Illustration Age: The Brilliant Work of Megan Foldenauer

The Brilliant Work of Megan Foldenauer. That is a literal statement. Unlike me and most of the rest of us doodling fools, Megan has a Doctorate in Philosophy. Yes, you read that right in addition to a couple of Baccalaureate’s in art and science and a Masters of Arts degree, Megan is a PhD. So stop your doodling and your chicken scratching and head over to see some amazing work. I have always been enamored with medical illustration, it is an old art form which has actually contributed something to the world. While it needs to be precise, there is room for interpretation and design in order to make anatomy and medical techniques useful as a teaching and informational tools. Megan has loads of great medical and scientific work here. I also like her portraiture. See it here and a very cool time-lapse video of her carbon dust technique here.
— Mark Kaufman

365 Days/365 Artists

Briefly describe the work you do.

Of late, my work has been quite varied – different media, sizes, subjects. That said, it is always firmly planted in realism. Professionally, I am a medical illustrator and work in a Department of Neurosurgery. There I create anatomical and surgical images alongside health professionals for print and online use. Personally, I am about to reach my 500th drawing/painting in my small drawing-a-day series and I recently finished a series of large portraiture. My media-of-choice are pencil (Berol 3H/HB/4B are always in my arsenal), watercolor, Verithin colored pencils, and carbon dust. At work, I primarily draw and use digital media.