A Scalpel and Sketches

by Elisa Emanuelli, M4, Class of 2020

“I have always enjoyed sketching and art, but it wasn’t until my fourth year of medical school that I felt like I had the inspiration and time to dedicate to it. I started drawing again to better understand the anatomy I encountered in surgical cases. Once my away rotations were over I decided to explore different mediums. I went from the comfort of pencil and paper to ink drawings and then digital drawings. I have started a collection of my anatomical sketches on instagram @scalpel.and.sketches “

“A trio of ears – horse, dog and human” – ink on paper 
“Normal eye anatomy vs inferior rectus muscle entrapment” – digital drawing done on Procreate
“Eye muscles exposed” – pencil on paper 

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