Jul 23, 2012

Anatomy Basics:The deltoid

The shoulder

I promise you this site won't turn into something only about human anatomy for the artist. I will always include other subjects for those interested in drawing and painting in general. However, I am personally interested in the figure and I feel that understanding the anatomy to some proficiency will only improve one's ability to draw the figure. With that in mind, I thought this would be a good area to explore for a while.

Today, we are going to take a look at the shoulder muscle, to understand the basics of its form and function. Let's take a look.

Jul 15, 2012

Anatomy Basics: Skeleton posterior view

The back or posterior view of the skeleton.
Last but not least, we have the skeleton from the back view or what is called the posterior view. Just like the last two diagrams the bones are color-coded to make identification easier. 

I have many of the muscles added to these skeleton views, start looking for those articles in the upcoming weeks and months. I thought these three diagrams would be important to show prior to those articles as most of the muscles are connected to the skeleton and we move at the joints between bones.

Let's look at the posterior view...

Jul 6, 2012

Anatomy Basics: Skeleton anterior view

The front or anterior view of the skeleton.
Here is the second in the series on the skeleton charts. This one is of the skeleton from the anterior or front view. Just like the last one the bones are color-coded to make identification easier.

This skeleton fits the figure I made for the proportions chart earlier, everything should be accurate in size.

Let's take a look.