Digital artist Eleanor Lutz just won’t stop making beautiful, and informative, animated art. Holding a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a penchant for making graphics that delight and inform, Lutz decided that this month she would tackle embryogenesis:
According to Lutz, with 396 sketches, this is the most complicated GIF she’s created so far. It elucidates over 40 stages of embryonic development, ranging from fertilized egg to birth. Again, by showing what is actually happening to the fetus as it grows in a single image (not to scale), Lutz has basically ruined all science textbook illustrations for me. They should all be like this.
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