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Shoulder Anatomy Tutorial

Hey guys! Here's the second episode of my new YouTube series on anatomy for artists, check it our here! Hope it helps!

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Maxxerek's avatar
When you learn anatomy... you dont have to memorize all these latin words..right?
rikb's avatar
I don't think the other people gave you a fair answer.

The question is, do you want to be able to communicate to others what specific muscle you might at any time be talking about?
If the answer is no, then no you don't need to learn the names of all the muscles.

If you want to be able to draw them well, all you have to do is study the shape, placement, the way they connect etc. That has little to do with language.
After all, it wouldn't make it impossible to draw a nose without knowing how 'nose' is said in Hungarian, for example.

That's what I think, anyway.
AlexFRD's avatar
Maxxerek's avatar
But its impossible to know them all out of your head, I mean if I gave you an sheet with ALL the muscles, would you be able to name them all?
BlackRavenKing's avatar
I'm a massage therapist, and yes, you have to learn all of these names...and yes, I can name them all off my head.

TheLovingCat's avatar
Damn thats some really good memory!
BlackRavenKing's avatar
Well, there are some things that help.
If you know your anatomical directions, then some of the muscles are easy to memorize because the direction is in their name. The name often tells their shape too.

And example would be in the shoulder girdle, (not shown here because it's deep to these superficial muscles), serratus anterior m. The name literally means, "serrated anterior muscle", because it looks serrated, and it's more anterior than the serratus posterior, (it still has a posterior aspect, but the insertions are on the anterolateral ribs).

This naming convention is common through the whole of human anatomy.

Hope this helps!
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Maxxerek's avatar
I guess they are just like simple vocabulary at the end of the time. Repetitious learning.
AlexFRD's avatar
If I studied and memorized them, yes. It's the same with anything. Blank map of the world, can you name every country? Yes, if you study enough. Makes no difference if the names of the things you need to learn are in English, Latin, or Klingon.
Cestarian's avatar
Yeah, the shoulder trips me up a lot. This should be useful.
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