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The Kidney and renal Vessels

This is another series of lessons and is similar to  the Art In Your Heart, Critical Thinking in Physiology: Cardiac anatomy 

I would like you to draw a kidney, including the large vessels and the ureter

The final piece of work should take you about 4 hours. 

Watch all the videos and learn how to sketch and shade the kidney and vessels. You can sketch and watch along  or watch  then sketch. Its up to you. Upload your finished piece of work

Lets Begin!

Below is a little video of a sketch of a kidney bean in order to practice your continuous shading.

https://franscienceart.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Sketching-a-kidney-bean.mp4

Kidney in context

Kidney Images to draw and label

Here are the images of the kidneys as they would be found in the body. You need to know which are the blood vessels coming into and going out of the kidney- in addition to the kidney ‘piping’.

The dissection is a little tricky to draw so for ease we’re going to draw a model of a kidney (the colours aren’t what they’re really like).

Your drawing has to be labelled.

Try and make a note of what each of these structures does. 

Where have you met some of these structures before?  

 

Dissection of a kidney

Have a look at the human kidney below. See if you can label the  following structures. How does this image make you feel? 

You need to label:

Right Kidney

Left Kidney

Left renal artery

Left renal vein

Right renal artery

Right renal vein

Right Ureter

Left ureter

Descending Aorta

Inferior Vena Cava

Dissection cheat sheet

Did you get all of the structures correct?

Model of a kidney

This is the image we will be copying. It has labelling on it to hep you refer to the anatomical parts as you go along. See if you can recognise the structures from the image above.

You need to label:

Right Kidney

Left Kidney

Left renal artery

Left renal vein

Right renal artery

Right renal vein

Right Ureter

Left ureter

Descending Aorta

Inferior Vena Cava

Adrenal gland

 

With a Grid

When you start drawing, in order for it to be accurate you can use a grid or tracing.

 

Using a grid enables your drawings to be kept to scale. Draw a grid 4×4 and then see if you can place the organ and vessels accurately

Image for creating tonal range
Model Cheat sheet

Label your drawing with the following….

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