Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Promise of Gene Therapy - Technology Review

It is very inspiring to illustrate for scientific articles. This one was about how gene therapy holds the promise of a cure for diseases. The article focused on Lesch-Nyhan disease. The victims are born with this disease and suffer from mental impairment. They must have their hands and arms splinted , because otherwise they bite their hands and arms. They also uncontrollably inflict harm on themselves by severely scratching and tearing at their face and body. The AD was a little hesitant about the scratches but left it up to me to decide.

However, I got a call from the assistant AD and he said that the editors did not like the scratches on the face. So, they photoshopped out the scratches. I was a little disheartened at first, but I think the piece still stands strong in the magazine.

1 comment:

Marcos Mateu said...

Nice expression, color and lighting!