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 is the anatomy of the neck?
The seven cervical vertebrae and enclosed spinal cord, the jugular veins and carotid arteries, a portion of the esophagus, the larynx and vocal cords, and the sternocleidomastoid and hyoid muscles in front, as well as the trapezius and other nuchal muscles, are all important structures contained in or passing through the neck.
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.
What is the scientific name for your shoulder muscle?
The primary muscle group that supports the shoulder joint is the rotator cuff, which is made up of four muscles. As a result, the rotator cuff is frequently referred to as the “shoulder muscles,” and the shoulder muscles are frequently referred to as the rotator cuff.
What bone is the scapula?
The scapula, also known as the shoulder blade, is one of two large vertebrate shoulder girdle bones that are triangular in shape and located on the upper back between the levels of the second and eighth ribs.
What muscles are in your neck?
The cervical spine is supported by neck muscles, which also contribute to head, neck, upper back, and shoulder movements. Here are some of the key muscles attached to the cervical spine:
- Sternocleidomastoid (SCM).
- Erector spinae.
- Deep cervical flexors.
- Levator scapulae.