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Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

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The Muscles

There are more than 600 muscles in the body, and they fall into three groups—skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. The smooth and cardiac muscles deal primarily with internal organs and are not evident in surface anatomy. Skeletal muscles, on the other hand, make up a large portion of tissue that is next to the skin on an ideal figure, and they play a large part in how the human body looks and moves. Figure 3.4 shows the male figure with many of the important muscle groups shown.

Figure 3.4. Many muscles are near the surface.

Many of the skeletal muscles of the body are close to the surface and have dramatic influence ...

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