Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Neurulation Nails

In order to better prepare for my first developmental biology exam, I decided I should paint one of the diagrams on my nails, and neurulation seemed to be a fairly simple concept.  The diagram I was going off of was one in a handout the professor gave us, but this one is close enough:

It turns out that the way I painted them (with the smallest, skinniest stage on the smallest nail) makes it rather difficult to get a picture of them looking like they're "in order" for the sequence, so I gave up on that and just photographed them this way.

And here's a cross section of the ectoderm, neural tube, mesoderm, and endoderm.  The design ended up looking a lot more shaky than I'd hoped, probably because I used a dotting tool to draw the entire thing.

I don't remember exactly which colors I used, as I had a whole range out experimenting with which ones looked best, but I know the blue is from Cosmetic Arts, the teal is China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, and the white is Sinful Colors.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! Even with my limited knowledge of biology :P


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