Rey advised that we start with the feet, and then work our way up to the tibia, fibula, and patella that make up the lower leg. To create the bones of the skeletal foot, Rey advised that we use top-view printed anatomical guides and "draw" the bones into our clay. The method really worked!
|Photo by Ryan Patterson|
Rey gave a final demonstration to show us how to "cook" the two small bones of the lower leg in hot water. The fibula is a very thin bone that we will eventually wrap in "muscle" on our ecorches, so we used a wire for support. The patella (kneecap), however, is not connected to the skeleton by any bony structure, so we used a wire to show the patella's "floating" position. Check out my ecorche's little left fiblua and patella enjoying their hot bath- aren't they cute? ;-)