Medical Pricing and Styles

There are many things that may effect the cost of producing illustrations. The size of the final image, the amount of detail needed, the reference material supplied, if any, the amount of images involved and the requested style required for the finished illustrations, can all have an influence on cost and as such this can only be used as a general guide for producing a similar, simple image, as the eye image here. The costs shown are what I would have charged had I been commissioned to illustrate this image in these certain styles.
The styles are just a general guide as well as there are endless possibilities. Sometimes the style will dictate the level of detail and amount of work involved and so dictate the general pricing level.
If you need more accurate costs please get in touch. I can supply a quote at anytime or try and work within your budget if need be.

Linework

Linework illustrations are the simplest form of images to create as there is no need for the construction of tones and colours to describe shape, form and shadow. You can use different line weights to describe space in an image to help give a sense of depth. It works quite well although more time is needed in illustrator to line up the different line thicknesses so the whole image looks neat and clean and does not fall apart at any given enlargement or screen magnification.You can of course have some seriously complicated line illustrations which can take just as long to complete as a fully rendered image.

Elevation

EyeElevationLineElevation view (front, end or top view) in black line. This is the simplest form of illustration view:
Cost around £30.

Cross-section

EyeCrossLine2Cross-section view in blue line:
Cost around £40.

Perspective

EyePerLine2Perspective view in coloured line:
Cost around £50

Tonal

Linework illustrations with tints and tones of flat monochrome colour or greyscale added to give interest and form or to fulfil a design requirement.

This is a relatively simple process, on this image, and does not add too much to the overal cost from the initial line work version.

Elevation

EyeElevationToneElevation view in black line and grey tone:
Cost around £45.

Cross-section

EyeCrossToneCross-section view in blue/grey tone:
Cost around £60.

Perspective

EyePerTonePerspective view in grey tone:
Cost around £70.

Flat Colour

Linework illustrations with flat colour added to the image either all over disregarding any three dimensional light changes there may be or picking out the major changes to give a hint of shape and form.

This is also a relatively simple process and the versions in the monochrome and grey scales section previously can be derived from these colour versions here so the costs are pretty much the same for both.

Elevation

EyeElevationFCElevation view in black line and flat colour:
Cost around £45.

Cross-section

EyeCrossFCCross-section in flat colour:
Cost around £60.

Perspective

EyePerFCPerspective view in flat colour:
Cost around £70.

Full Colour Illustrator

Fully rendered illustrations with black linework or coloured line in Illustrator.

Elevation

EyeElevationFullCIFully rendered with coloured line.
Cost around £55.

Cross-section

EyeCrossFullCI1Cross-section fully rendered:
Cost around £70.

Perspective

EyePerFullCI1Perspective view fully rendered:
Cost around £80.

Full Colour Photoshop

Fully rendered illustrations with black linework or coloured line in Illustrator.

Elevation

EyeElevationFullCPFully rendered with coloured line.
Cost around £55.

Cross-section

EyeCrossFullCPCross-section fully rendered:
Cost around £80.

Perspective

EyePerFullCP1Perspective view fully rendered:
Cost around £90.

Cutaway

A cutaway through part of an object is used to reveal some internal elements that would otherwise remain hidden. Care must be take not to lose the integrity of the whole image if too much is cutaway. Many medical cutaways tend to be cross-sections or slices through areas at certain levels.

EyeBase

Perspective ghosted 3D model and photoshop
Cost around £800+

Ghosted

A ghosted view through an object can be used to show some interesting features inside. The advantage with this is you can ghost through a number of elements and not have to worry about the cut cross-sections of the layers you are looking through. The disadvantage is you will have to model or render the full outer shell as well as the inside.

EyeBase1

Perspective ghosted 3D model and photoshop
Cost around £800+

3D Model

A 3D model gives you more flexibility with the views you can get. Here one eye model is used to create all three. If you created this in Photoshop or Illustrator you would need to draw and colour all three.

Eye3D

Perspective 3D model and photoshop
Cost around £500

Technical and medical illustrations by Martin Woodward

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