Life Drawing – Skeletons?


First homework assignment was to draw the skeletal system.  And they call this “Life” drawing? After obsessing over the first drawing and getting totally lost in a rib cage (seriously! on the second one I ended up numbering them as I went), the other 4 went suprisingly fast.  Not my preferred drawing subject, and it definately made me glad I was not in the medical field; however, it was interesting learning. 

There was a sort of macabre fascination at first, especially since I put the teeth in the initial skeleton and then had him grinning at me for several laborious hours.  That was off-putting, to put it mildly. (I almost gave him a name, it became so personal!)  However, after the first couple of hours were over, I forgot about my leering subject and became engrossed in the wonder of God’s great design.  Amazing and truly beyond words. I love the works of His hands.  The psalm kept running through my head, “we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”    (Psalm 139:14)

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Funny (not!) how I bombed the test on the bone names we were to memorize.  My head didn’t come back from lunch that day!  I even forgot to label the ribs. I saw the spot for it and thought “that one is easy” then forgot to fill it in.  I am blaming it on the sinus migraine! This week I was battling it every day and it really makes me scatterbrained. Embarrassingly so!

[Note:  Psalm 139:14 declares, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” The context of this verse is the incredible nature of our physical bodies. The human body is the most complex and unique organism in the world, and that complexity and uniqueness speaks volumes about the mind of its Creator. Every aspect of the body, down to the tiniest microscopic cell, reveals that it is fearfully and wonderfully made. From gotquestions.org]

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