Illustrations & images

I can help with many different types of illustrations. Which type you need probably depends on what kind of project you need illustrations for – and what styles you like.In general, I offer four different types of illustrations (that all can be rendered out in the exact format and resolution, you need):

  • 3D-graphics
  • Drawings
  • Vector-graphics
  • GIFs – animated images

But there are also some in-between types, like for instance 3D-graphics rendered out in cartoon style (see further down).

3D-graphics  gives a ‘semi-photo-realistic’ look like the examples here below:

The solar system is not easy to take photos of. But luckily, it can be rendered out with 3D-graphics instead, as the examples below (solar system and Venus’ athmosphere)

The same goes for pictures of the whole Earth:

Outdoor scenes can be rendered with special background images and 3D-objects to look very close to reality, like these images of a dragonfly during metamorphosis.

Laboratory equipment and procedures can also be rendered out with quite a lot of photo-realism, like these lab-ware images below:

Whereas in other situations, you don’t really want to show reality, but instead something you would not be able to take a photo of. For instance a human being with visible organs inside. This could be used to show the effects of e.g. medicine or toxins on different organs in the body:

caffeine molecule
corona virus particles
myocardial infarct
pancreas captixbio

Again, in other sitations, you don’t want to show reality. But on the other hand, you want to give it a look that still in a way resembles reality. In these images in different styles, the viewer is given a sensation of being inside the brain.

brain 3D render science illustration animation moving science

Moving more and more away from the photorealistic look – these images (of a corona-virus particle and of a bacteriophage) is like a hybrid between photo-realism and textbook model. The models have been made semi-transparent in order to show the genetic material inside.


Below are more examples of semi-realistic/semi-artistic images/renders.

salmonella bacteria
Olink PEA illustration by Ann-Louise Bergström

And here, these images of molecular biology (DNA and a ribosome in action), are even more close to textbook images, where the artistic feel is more important that photo-realism.

protein synthesis

The same goes for this molecular model, which is rendered out to show its secondary (alpha-helices and beta-strands) and tertiary structure (folding). The model of the molecule is correct, but the style it is represended in is more artistic.

I also offer hand-drawn illustrations – either drawn on a graphic tablet in a computer program – like the ones below.

Or, simply hand-drawn on paper, like this coronavirus drawing.

coronavirus drawing ann-louise bergström

Another style option is to render out 3D-graphics in a way that makes it look drawn and cartoon-like. For example as has been done with this molecule GIF here:

EPO GIF Moving Science

I can also help with making very simple ‘vector-graphics’ illustrations like my own Moving Science logo here:

Images can also be used as infographics, like these examples below.

GlobalWarmingVisualization by Ann-Louise Bergström