No. 1: Beauty leads to understanding
Beauty draws you in, and a story gets told, says Bryan Christie, illustrator and artist who specializes in medical and scientific illustrations. Christie showed an early graphic depicting the affects of Anthrax poisoning. The figure was stiff, inhuman and, well, purple. On a vacation to Rome, and the Vatican, he saw Michaelangelo's "Pieta." It floored him, he said, bringing him literally to tears. His figures now capture the expressiveness of the human form. The beauty of the human form. Christie, who uses 3-D modeling programs emphasized that we must use the tools of drawing and photography to get the most out for our work. "These are photographic tools," he said, "but in the end, it's a drawing. And we've turned out back on drawing."