Sunday, 21 June 2015

#645 Nature's one pattern and waypoints . . . con't

Please see the previous blog for more information about this post.

The artist who perceives nature's one pattern will realize there are significant bony landmarks or waypoints
where the skeletal structure consistently reveals itself.  These prominent waypoints
identify the location of  joints and thus movement within the mass of the body.

The artist must understand that a waypoint presents a bulge, projection, or angle on the form.   
Realizing nature's one pattern will take the mystery out of  organizing skeletal and muscle structure. 
The most important mammal bony landmarks and waypoints are:  Elbow, wrist, knee, heel, top of the humerus (shoulder), and top of the femur.  Included as waypoints are the shoulder blade (scapula), pelvic girdle, and connecting spine.

Below, is a drawing of nature's one pattern with the important waypoints identified.
Concept:  By Eliot Goldfinger.  

               Below, is a drawing of a dog with the waypoints and bony landmarks identified.

Below, the five most important waypoints on a bird are:

   1. - Wrist:  The angle where the wing breaks . . .  the primary flight feathers originate  from the      
          hand and the secondaries from the radius/ulna.   
   2. - Elbow:  The joining of the humerus to the radius/ulna causes the thickest part of the wing.
   3. - Knee:  Causes the bulge along the bird's flank . . . the femur, like the humerus is imbedded and
         covered with feathers:  Bird sculptors must understand feather groups and where they originate.
   4. - Pygostyle:  Fleshy imbedded shape where the backbone ends and where the tail feathers originate.
   5. -  Bill (or beak): - Along with the wrist and foot, one of the few hard places on the feathered bird. 

"My goal while creating sculpture, is to make sure all of the shadows fall in the right place."

                                                                                                                           - Sandy Scott

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