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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

sketch of brainstem and thalamus
sketch of brainstem and thalamus


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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