In collaboration with Field Test Independent Film Corps, I created a painting of an entire Mycoplasma mycoides cell. The cell shown here is about 250 nanometers in diameter, which is at the small end of the range of observed sizes. As in my other work, I have tried to include all of the macromolecules at reasonable locations and concentrations, and with the actual shapes and sizes. Small molecules like sugars, ATP and water are not shown.
Watercolor by David S. Goodsell, 2011