13. Muscles - Neck

Video lesson 

Video transcript

In this video lesson, I will talk through the proportions and shapes of the muscles of the neck. I will show you the main anatomical points to look out for: on the Richer plates, on my model skeleton and on our male life model, Claudio.

Diagram animation

The diagram animation video will show you how the diagrams in the worksheets relate to the model.


These downloadable Neck worksheets contain both written notes that accompany the video lesson and fully labelled versions of the diagrams from the diagram animation video: 

13 - Muscles - Neck worksheets


I have made a folder of reference photographs of the Neck of our model Claudio, from sixteen different angles. You can use these, with tracing paper or directly onto the photograph, to create your own drawings of the Neck muscles beneath the skin. They are also useful reference for creating your own work. Download the folder here:

Neck reference photographs
Photo thumbnails

Achieving realism in figurative art requires a working knowledge of anatomy.

Amelia Rowcroft shares the knowledge of anatomy she uses every day as a professional figurative artist. You will gain a sound understanding of the bones and muscles that impact the surface of the body. Each lesson focuses on a different part of the body shown clearly on diagrams, on the skeleton and on one of two life models Manko (Female) and Claudio (Male). Please note this course contains full nudity. It is suitable for all figurative artists - sculpting, painting, drawing or digital.

  • You will begin by gaining an understanding of the skeletal structure, referencing our female life model Manko.

  • The second half of the course focusses on the muscles of the body, referencing our male life model Claudio

  • Each lesson includes a tutorial video, a diagram animation, notes and reference photographs.

  • The course focuses on what is genuinely useful to know as a figurative artist: the bones and muscles that impact the surface of the body.

  • Includes video and reference materials containing full nudity of professional male and female life models

  • Full access to the course only £199.99!