Textbook illustration of brainstem and thalamus

Brainstem and Thalamus

Produced as part of a graduate neuroanatomy course, this illustration is intended to be used in an anatomy textbook. This didactic illustration depicts structures of the brainstem and thalamus, including the cranial nerves. 

Audience: Neuroanatomy students 

Client: Dave Mazierski BScAAM, MSc, CMI


Adobe photoshop CC

Adobe illustrator CC

Format: Print (textbook)

Date: January, 2017

Process Work


Agur, Anne M. R. and Arthur F. Dalley. Melloni’s. 2009. Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy. Twelfth Edition. Page 740: brainstem and cerebellum. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company.


Kiernan, J.A., Rajakumar, N. 2013. Barr’s The human nervous system: an anatomical viewpoint. Page 80-81: brain stem: external anatomy. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Nieuwenhuys, R. Voogd, J., and C. van Huijzen. 1981. The human central nervous system: a synopsis and atlas. Page 19, 22: gross anatomy. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

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