How to draw a neck and shoulders
This tutorial will walk you through the steps to drawing an anatomically correct neck and shoulders. Want to learn how to draw the rest of the body? Check out our collection of how to draw tutorials.
The sternocleidomastoid pair, which originate from the back of the skull and wrap around the neck, and the trapezius, a large, flattish muscle that encompasses parts of the neck, shoulder, and back, are the most visible muscles seen. Understanding this behavior will help you convey the subtle forms you see.
What muscles are in your neck?
The following are some of the most important muscles that are attached to the cervical spine:
- Sternocleidomastoid (SCM).
- Erector spinae.
- Deep cervical flexors.
- Levator scapulae.
Which joint is in shoulder?
The glenohumeral joint, also known as the shoulder joint, is formed when the top of the humerus’s ball (head) fits into a shallow cuplike socket (glenoid) in the scapula, allowing for a wide range of motion.