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How to Draw the Rib Cage – Step by Step

May 14, 20152 Comments

In the last episode we learned the anatomy of the rib cage. If you haven’t seen that one yet, make sure not to miss it.

In this episode, I’ll show you how to draw the forms of the rib cage step by step.

Rib Cage Assignment Examples

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  1. Saul says:

    Hi Stan,

    Unbelievably amazing stuff here.
    Still cant understand where core rotation is generated in your extreme rotation example. You are drawing rib cage as rigid box. Also in previous lessons you have mentioned that rotation is not occurring in waist area. So where ?


    • It’s not coming from the lumbar vertebrae. It’s coming from the thoracic vertebrae. Also, a lot from cervical vertebrae (rotating the head). And as I mentioned in the video, the position of the scapula creates the illusion that the top of the rib cage is rotated more than it actually is. It is rotated, just not as much as it seems.

      “You are drawing rib cage as rigid box.” – You’re right. I should have shown more twisting of the form of the rib cage. Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

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