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March17 Torso Study: Full Vertebral Column 3D Model
Rather than make each region of the spine it’s own upload, it made sense to upload all 4 regions together.
In order for me to understand the way the spine works I studied some wonderful models on this site as well as using my own art books to help me figure out what the characteristics are for each region.
The Cervical region being far more delicate and intricate for hosing nerves and allowing movement of the head. The Thoracic featuring slightly larger and more simplistic vertebra that create overlaping links at the back to prevent our backs from bending too far the wrong way. They also have longer spinous processes that fold over oneanother. Then the Lumbar region has these really heavy duty vertebra that again interlock to maximise on supporting the weight of the torso. So cool!
Lastly the Sacral region which pairs with the hips to form the pelvis!
Anyway, this has been a fun study to do and will continue with the pelvis, ribs and shoulder girdle!