Friday, March 11, 2011


After the skeleton, muscles make up the bulk of a human being's anatomy. As far as comic books are concerned, the figures are usually pure, exaggerated muscles as if everyone was a weightlifter on steroids. In reality, people aren't built like that. However, everyones muscle structure is the same. An understanding of muscle anatomy is essential if someone wants to draw figures.

There are a lot of very good books which detail muscle anatomy. My favorites are by George Bridgman and Burne Hogarth.

I also have an anatomic model that I use:

There is nothing more important, especially when drawing super heroes, than knowing the anatomy of the figure.