The drawing to the right was one of the first where I had attempte
d to add the rib cage to the spinal curve. Looking at it now, I would have to say the rib cage looks slightly undersized, but I feel that the ribs are fairly successful. I mainly concentrated on the
curve of the spine as well as the various angles that each rib makes in order to form that ridge along the backside of the rib cage. I also feel that I began to have a better understanding of the width of the spine, especially near the neck. The quality of line weight and foreshortening makes this one of my favorite drawi
I worked on the drawing on the right for somewhere around 6 hours- quite frustrating in the end. I think I drew the pelvis three or four times. Although I am not very happy with the outcome, I certainly learned a lot about the pubic bone area of the pelvis as well as the crests. I think I got closer to the "tractor seat" feeling of containment within the pelvis more so on this front three quarter view than on other front three quarters that I did. I had a lot of trouble with the foreshortening of the (camera) left side of the pelvis, and perhaps part of the reason was because I sat down for this drawing, where normally I would stand, but I will not make excuses. Overall a frustrating lesson.
This last drawing to the right is perhaps my most successful drawing of the skeleton torso. I am confident with the curve of the spine as well as the proportion of the rib cage to the pelvis (although it may still be slightly small) I think it looks believable. I think I did well with foreshortening and perspective overall, although I had a difficult time seeing the sections of rib cage behind the scapula. I had a good time with this particular study.