Heart made of glass illustration created for the Washington Post for the Health & Science section.
The brief was to show a realistic heart without going into some gore medical thematic. I proposed a heart made of glass and filled with red liquid so the shape will be obvious but the artistic side will dominate the image aspect. By adding some caustics effects and strong glass refraction & dispersion the whole illustration looks photrealistic, almost like a car advertising 😉
Art director: Alla Dreyvitser
Tools used: Modo, Zbrush, Photoshop. Rendered with Octane.