The horse neck is an area that is very important to draw. It’s the thing that gives shape to the body and makes it look more realistic. Horses have very short hair, so it’s easy to see the muscles underneath. This is why it’s important to learn the anatomy of the horse neck in detail. This article will show you how to draw the basic anatomy of the horse neck. It’s not hard to learn, and it will help you make better drawings of horses.
This article will focus on drawing the horse neck from different angles, including side view, 3/4 view and front view. It will also talk about the muscles in the horse’s neck and how to draw them correctly. The horse has 7 cervical vertebrae in its neck. Each of them has a nerve that goes to the forelimbs and to the head. There are also fibro-cartilaginous discs that connect the vertebrae and give them flexibility.
In order to understand the structure of a horse’s neck, you must know the bones that make up its neck and what they do. The horse’s neck is made up of seven vertebrae which are connected by tendons and ligaments. It’s also padded with fibro-cartilaginous discs. These are thicker in the neck and have more range of movement than in other parts of the body.
There are two major muscles in the neck that should be drawn: the first one is a big muscle that crosses over the back of the neck and is very visible. The other muscle is very small and goes between the scapula and the back of the neck. The third muscle is a big and thin one that runs down the center of the neck.
Another thing that should be drawn is the oesophagus and windpipe. These are very important to the horse because they lead to the lungs and stomach. The position and movement of the neck can have a huge impact on a horse’s health, movement and ability to perform.
Leonardo da Vinci was an outstanding artist and scientist who tried to find the clues shared by human and animal anatomy through comparative anatomy. He produced a huge collection of anatomical drawings, which were mostly quite accurate. However, some of them have been misunderstood. For example, a drawing in the ‘bear and horse’ series on folio 102 recto (Figure 8) compares the right hind limb of the bear with that of the horse. The drawing at the centre shows that the aorta of the horse does not extend caudally as it does in the bear, and the femoral artery instead extends cranially to the ischium (Figure 8B).
A good way to remember these muscles is by creating a diagram. You can use pencil, a dry erase marker, or even an app on your phone to create the diagram and draw over it with as many times as you need. This is the best way to learn, because repetition is key when it comes to anatomy.