Using cross contour lines to show the form of a muscle is a great way to study anatomy. But many newer students draw arbitrary curves without understanding the form they’re representing. I’ll use this biceps critique to show you my approach to solving cross contour.
In the last few lessons, we learned about the extensors, flexors and ridge muscles of the forearm. In this premium only video, you will be able to see how I use my knowledge of anatomy to render and shade the forearm.
In this assignment example I’ll show you how to sketch the back of the arm. I’ll start with the gesture to keep it dynamic. Then I’ll construct the forms using a balance of straights and curves while making sure to get the asymmetry of the arm.
Have you ever looked at the back of the arm… and just thought, “What the hell, man?”
The triceps muscle is a monster. It’s all one muscle, but there’s 4 distinct parts to it, and you need to know them all. Once you learn the pattern of the three heads and the cool tendon, they’re easy and fun to play with.