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. 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.
I picked up a hardback of Burne Hogarth's "Dynamic Anatomy" seven years ago. I'ts no wonder to me that a hardback of his in mint condition could go for two thousand something dollars on Amazon, Hogarth was a genius! It really is going for that much on Amazon right now.
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?
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