Sunday, July 08, 2007

Carl, part 2

Here's the final wire armature for Carl's skeleton. The white foamcore base is a bit overexposed, but photos with less exposure tended to lose the definition of the processes on the spine, so I went with this photo. The processes (or bony extensions on the spine) serve to hold up the heavy head and tail, as muscles attach and support the weight, similar to cables on a suspension bridge. Because Carl is so large (in scale, of course), he has proportionately oversized spinal processes. Isn't anatomy fun?

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