Instead of focusing on faraway planets and fictional characters, artist Hululu (nickname) specializes in medical illustrations...

...from 3D renderings of floating fetuses to bifurcated neurons

A dentist by day and a freelance illustrator in his downtime, Hululu shares his work on Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu.

A more niche field of art, medical illustration has been around since the advent of medicine Its main purpose is to provide greater understanding — instead of pure pleasure — to the viewer. However, Hululu’s work successfully does both. Here are some comments from his smitten fans:

“How is it possible that a medical drawing can look so dreamy.”

“Does your girlfriend know you're such a good nail artist?”

“I wonder if my watercolor paintings of the human body are out of date!”