So the idea of this class was not only to draw the human body in proportion, but to be able to fully understand the way muscles move and interact. To drive this idea deep into our skulls, each muscle was made in clay and then placed on a skeleton. This was our first go at figuring out how everything pieced together. Here's what it looked like when all of the muscles were finished and placed on the plastic skeleton provided for us.
Ewps! He got a little torn up here, since I had to strap him to my back while biking him to and from class.
As you can see I didn't add the dangly bits. At least not when I was turning it in to the professor.
So those of you with a keen eye might notice that these muscles are bulky and chunky and what the heck is going on with those thighs. And you are right. It seemed to be part of the learning process to over-exaggerate the size of the muscles as I was building them, but luckily we got a second chance at the process. Tune in next time for the toned-down version that hits closer to the realism spectrum.