Illustrated Proteins

This colorful illustration explores the possibilities of combining the style of street art with scientific drawings. The protein Myostatin, responsible for controlling muscle mass, is mirrored to allude to other parts of the body such as lungs and the two hemispheres of the brain. The proteins are transformed from a 3D model to a 2D abstracted color mass. They are taken far from the realm of scientific drawings, and therefore allow the viewer to see what they want to see in the proteins.

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