Wednesday, 15 July 2015

# 652 Locomotive anatomy . . . muscle bunching, stretching and more

I've been a journal keeper for many years and my spiral binder journals are filled with notes, sketches, and lots of information that I've deemed worthy of writing down . . . many of my blogs originate from these old journals.  
Recently, I came across an entry that I hope is informative and interesting to you about quadruped anatomy.  
The focus of this post is quadruped locomotive anatomy . . . muscle bunching, stretching, and more.

Below, is an image from an old journal entry depicting locomotive anatomy; bunching and stretching.

Locomotive anatomy, or how the muscles bunch and stretch, must be understood by the artist.
An animal's body compresses, or bunches and extends, or stretches when in motion.
Below, are two images of a sculpture depicting muscle bunching entitled, "Coyote Clipper".

Below, is an image of a sculpture depicting muscle stretching entitled, "Stealth".
Note the stretching of the skin over the muscles from joint to joint.
An understanding of skeletal structure is a necessity . . . see "nature's one pattern" in blog #644
through #648 for more information about quadruped anatomy.

Below, is another image of "Stealth" depicting muscle bunching.

Go to the BLOG INDEX and Reference Page for more information.  See Post #616 and #655

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish

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