Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Body Under Stress
I know anatomy. I've looked at flayed cadavers. But I'll admit, I don't really know the internal organs very well. So when I had to draw up the figure displaying the inner workings of the adrenal system as in the "flight or fight" response I had to crawl waay back through the dark, swampy memories of that med school class I took way back in '94. The one I stopped paying attention to once we got past exterior layer musculature. Well, I also sort of stopped paying attention because I was surrounded by all of those nursing student babes.....good times.
Ahem, anyway now I find that the notes I jotted down as far as relationship of skeleton to organ location actually helped after all.
So, as always I started with a quick gesture and ruffed in the skeleton, laid in the figure and then placed in the organs. The parts will be labeled as far as function, IE: the eyes widen, the blood vessels near the skin fill with blood, the mouth drops open for better respiration etc. I like this project!
Speaking of anatomy I didn't know before, but here's the limbic system. (I mean as an animator who is ever going to animate the limbic system?) But, just in case you were wondering where your amygdala and hippocampus live...