Anatomy Studies of Skeleton / Bone / Muscle - TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL


Hi RebeccaK

Post away on the cross-hatching/linework stuff. I know for one that I’m interested in what you have to say!:slight_smile:



I think I’ll post shading / cross-hatching stuff to go along with LESSON 003. :slight_smile: Thanks for the encouragement! :slight_smile:



Hello, I’ve managed to find some anatomical studies that I worked on during the past few months. I’ve got more of them, but damn, I need to organize things in this room!;). So, here they are:



More are on the way…:slight_smile:


Hello, snice I see allot of human skulls, I wanted to try a Monkey. Maybe this is what my looks like under an x-ray.


The next part: Leg Studies for skeleton-bot:

The conceppt for the Skeleton-bot Legs dont work fine, because the ankle, knee and hip joints not in a line… – > rigging problens.



Beautiful hatch shading Grantman!! Really great work!

Amazing work guys! Perhaps I will post some of mine when I have the time, hey that rhymes, so does that…Ok going to shut up now…



WOW! These are AWESOME! Thank you for posting these! I hope that when you clean your place, you will find more to post! :slight_smile:


Still lovin’ that style! It rocks! Animal skulls are tres awesome…I visited a natural history museum once in Rome with lots of animal skeletons ~ incredibly creepy, but in a good way!


More great work! This thread is shaping up nicely. It’s great to see so much cool work! :slight_smile:


Definitely post your work! :slight_smile:


sorry about the small crappy quality. Im in the process of re-building my portfolio so i have better res work.

this was about a 1 hr piece from a live model.


Need a hand;)?


This is my most recent muscle study, from an artist’s anatomy by Szunyoghy…

And here two older ones, done with painter…

leg muscles

@rebeccak: well actually I don’t have any artistic education (and I often wish I had). I am a first year medical student, and try combining learning anatomy for that, and artistic anatomy. I often get frustrated because my medical books just have standard views of muscles whereas artist’s books often leave out the the muscle names. whaa. :slight_smile:


This is part of my anatomical studies, I’m teaching myself the human anatomy, starting with skeletal structure, this piece is obviously stylised, set up as an interesting way of allowing me to study.

This is a small piece of what will be a much larger graphite render on an a3 sized paper - it will eventually have skeletons from all concievable angle so i can practice all the various parts of the skeleton. I’ll then use photoshop to apple color but will try to keep the pallette relatively subdued.

On this you can see the stylised skull, some clavical, which is partially obscured by the cloak, it attached to both the sturnum and the scapula which is commonly referred to as the shoulder blade. The humerus attached to the scapula which then joins to the forearm bones known as the ulna the bone that attached to the carpals in the hand - there are 8 carpals.

The other forearm bone is the radius, and attached to the carpals nearest the thumb meta-carpals. there are 5 metacarpals altogetherm which then attach to phallanges bons which make up the fingers, there are 14 of these on each handm three for each finger except the thumb.

The sturnum attached to 10 pairs of ribs on the male skeletal system (there are 2 pairs of floting ribs) and curves around to joint to 12 thoraic spinal segments, the spine also has a lumbar region made up of 5 spinal segments, and a neck area made up of 7 spinal sections, these attach to the skull’s spinal root.

The spin attaches to the sacrum, the bone from which the illium and the illiac crest or spine then spread from creating a curved surface, the coccyx bone also sprouts from this. The illiac crest curves around to meet with the pubic bone which then converged to the ischium bone that acts as support when seated. The femur bone’s head attaches to the illium, the femur head also attaches to a second bony knot called the trachanter, of which there is a greater and lesser trachanter, which then extends to the the tail end of the femur, which attaches to a patella - the knee cap, and the two lower leg bones, the tibia, and the fibia. The Tibia is the major support, and attaches to the tarsal bones, attaching to the meta tarsals, which attach to the phallanges, of which there are also 14 on the feet. The heel is called the calcaneus.

I’m sure some of that is wrong, but its the first time I’ve started learning about it, so its gonna be partially inaccurate. Spelling is probably all ****ed as well.


A scapula study.


Study I just did:


magic man:really nice sketch~!

sketch in openCanvas 3


ZhuZhu, thanks, beautiful skull render, very clean.

An arm skeletal study.


magic man,

These are beautiful studies, and, is it my imagination, or is the quality of your anatomical studies going up? :slight_smile:

Your clearly great with Prisma, and I would love for you to do a tut if you have the time. :slight_smile:
But of course I know you’re busy, but one day I vow to harrass you into doing one, lol! :slight_smile:

Great work, keep it coming! :slight_smile:




Thanks Rebecca, means a lot coming from you =)

My studies are looking nicer because I’m putting more time into them I guess, first time I’ve sat down and studied the human body, and its very rewarding.

Btw, the last arm bones study was done in graphite, not prismacolor. I’ll eventually get around to doing one for ya lady :wink:


magic man,
Schweet!! We eagerly anticipate your cool new tuts!! :bounce:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



charcoal pencil on sketchbook: