pictures and words by paul mccall

September 2008
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Time to Brush Up on the Anatomy
Filed under: General, Whatever, History Lessons
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:33 pm

One of many things I’ve learned in a 30+ year career in commercial art is that you should always try to learn new things and regularly brush-up on things you’ve learned long ago. (Or kidded yourself into thinking you learned!) At this point in time I’m both learning and brushing upon watercolor painting, as demonstrated by the seemingly unending posts of what I’ve been doing at the Art Center Open Studio session. Another aspect I’m about to embark upon is a “brush-up” on human anatomy. To that end I ordered and just today received something I’ve always wanted in the studio…

Not just any cardboard box - look closer.

Creepy, no? Yes! And that’s how the box was delivered in today’s post, with a strategic rip!
This is the box within the box…

You can get this model from two on-line vendors, Biovere, from whom I ordered this one and

Who apparently makes them and then sells them to Biovere who sells it for less.

Now, in case you didn’t click the Freedom of Teach link which is the above photo, FoT offers this model in two other versions…

The one on the left is the one I ordered because it was cheaper. I figure that if later I decide it would benefit by being the neutral gray color I can just use one of my 25 airbrushes and repaint it myself. The detachable head wasn’t worth the price increase nor was the turntable. I can rig up a lazy-susan for mine if I wish. (And, even though not pictured, the basic model has the detachable arms and wing-wang, all done with magnets!.)

This what I got when out of the packing and assembled.

Now I have to use it.

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