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+SERRATUS ANTERIOR : REDUX+ by jinx-star +SERRATUS ANTERIOR : REDUX+ by jinx-star
A redux of the previous study on Serratus Anterior. It was hastily drawn up that time and I have been wanting to do a neater version since then.

I have Burne Hogarth's book on Dynamic Anatomy for years. Only recently I started reading in details. :P To correctly place the Serratus Anterior, imagine a line starting at the pit of the neck, 45 degree down, past the nipple and there you have it.

The maximum number of Serratus slots a human can have is six but that 6th slot is only visible when the arms are raised. In drawing, it makes sense to stick to 5 slots or less. In reality, this particular muscle group are hard to build and most guys have to work really hard (and must be very lean) to have all 5 of their Serratus Anterior show up.

Texture (C) ~bashcorpo
Steph (C) 2012
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:iconjeniferw:
Jeniferw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you
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:iconmonsieursaboteur:
MonsieurSaboteur Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icontifaxlockhart:
TifaxLockhart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Very helpful, thank you!
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:icondemonrik:
Demonrik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this, I've always had trouble with this muscle.
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:iconsour-shock:
Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This helps so much because I think I usually draw them in the wrong place or not enough of them.
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
thanks :D
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:iconkaterinabelikova:
KaterinaBelikova Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to practice anatomy, any tips on how to start? these are beautiful.
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:icongrafight:
Grafight Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Nice! thanks for the detailed explanation. I usually draw 3 or 4 strips of serratus muscle on a really muscular subject. Well done!
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:iconsolsticecarol:
SolsticeCarol Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I never know how this was called xD But I like how it looks.
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:iconcaynansantos:
caynansantos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
very nice !!!
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:iconthethirdcartel:
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Hey, thanks for this. The serratus has mystified me for a long time. I hope you don't mind that I credited you here: [link]
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:iconthethirdcartel:
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Hey, thanks for this. The serratus has mystified me for a long time. I hope you don't mind that I credited you here: [link]
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:iconpedrohyuuga:
PedroHyuuga Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Very good!
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:iconlykishkeane:
lykishkeane Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn! i love your tutorials!
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:iconyumezaka:
Yumezaka Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!!
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:iconrakimparrish:
Rakimparrish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful indeed
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great
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:icond-end8:
D-END8 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is very helpful
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:icondeynaxdinaxdayena:
DeynaxDinaxDayena Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most helping anatomy - E.V.E.R
and It's so rare to find ones with those serratus!><''
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:iconladynovadragon:
LadyNovaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like how you do the muscles... where do you find your references for your studies?
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:iconsomereddame:
SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
...It's hard not to just enjoy this as pure eyecandy.

*ahem* Anyway, thank you. :3 This shall be infinitely useful. ♥
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:icongiantpurplecat:
GiantPurpleCat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
This reference helped me out a lot! :D Thanks a bunch! :D
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:icontheallknowingdemon:
TheAllKnowingDemon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of these are so helpful!
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:iconcafeoffender:
CafeOffender Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really helped me, thanks broski, mad respect!! :'DD
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:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
All hail Brune Hogarth. I have a bunch of his books. ^^; My personal favorite is actually the dynamic wrinkles one.

So there really are five of those, huh? But normally only three and maybe four show. Hmm. I didn't know that. I did know about the nipple thing though. :) Not that you care. I'll shut up now. ^^;
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:iconlaenri:
Laenri Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Dude, burn hogarth is an art genious. Respect <3
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:iconpurgatoryxlostone:
Purgatoryxlostone Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thanks man i needed something like this
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:iconenp:
enp Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I can use this, thanks!
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:iconearthx:
earthx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
is it possible for female to have these too?
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:iconlord-kothless:
Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Does not my armpit look absolutely amazing.

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:iconomega-ca:
Omega-ca Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student
Wow you need to be my teacher, my teachers
never taught me anatomy.
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:icontreeninja66:
TreeNinja66 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Totally helpful,thank you so much!:)
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:iconwernern:
Wernern Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you for these references ^^
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:iconkerimshah:
KerimShah Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Burne Hogarth. Dynamic Anatomy. I should remember this name.
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:iconlulie:
Lulie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Deltoid too big/pushed forward? Both Loomis (here) and Peck (here) have the shoulders pulled back a lot more at resting position. Seems like there'd be more distortion in the pectorals if the shoulders were this far forward?
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:icongoshadow1:
goshadow1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
i love the first one "YEA SMELL MA ARMPIT!"
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:iconseawaterwitch:
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Oh...I see I see....Thank you sensei *bowing* :) :hug:
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:iconbitteryetsweet:
bitteryetsweet Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Now this is great reference! I never got this part of drawing the body!
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:iconfunkypurple:
funkypurple Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done!!
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:iconsaintelsewhere333:
SaintElsewhere333 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
The male form is amazing.
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:iconpoomanchan:
poomanchan Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   General Artist
Perfect timing. I was having some trouble sculpting this exact area a few days ago. Kudos!
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:icondecipleofchrist:
decipleofchrist Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
as far as i have learned this seems correct. im on a quest to put together human carachteristics and cartoonish stuff to make the perfect cartoon. now that i type this i realise that it all depneds on the beholoder but we shall see
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ODST-Decoy Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great!
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:iconslide-creator:
Slide-Creator Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
MAN I HAVEN"T WORDS TO THANK YOU
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:iconakhisuke:
akhisuke Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful guide. I've found myself referring to this picture quite often!
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:iconladyestelle:
LadyEstelle Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
That is interesting information about the male figure. I always ment to find out more about this muscle group, but never really set out and did it. thanks for supplying your figure studies for everyone to see.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good emphasis on how it's attached between the upper abs and latissimus dorsi. But I'm curious to know, as a baseline: How many layers of the serratus anterior is recommended?
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:iconjinx-star:
jinx-star Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't recommend as it really dependd on individual preferences. Some like them, some don't. Real life, there are also men with defined abs while their serratus anterior are not as clearly shaped.

Personally when comes to drawing, the most I would show is 3 in relaxed poses.
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:iconjeanfreak:
JeanFREAK Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is very useful. Thank you.
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:iconfirefreak13:
firefreak13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
very informational. i had noticed this in some drawings and i always wondered what muscle it was b/c it looks odd.
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