For 3D Design, we have been working with wire. Our first project was creating a series of wire gestures to tell an action. I decided to do someone picking up a flower, discovering a bee in it, and taking cover. The requirements of the project required us to use one piece of wire for the entire gesture and it had to stand on its own.
For homework, we had to create a wire skeleton. Other than the ribs, every bone structure was modeled to be pretty much anatomically correct, or at least resemble correctness.