Old-School FA! Method: The Neck

Hello again, friends and foes! Welcome to this week’s lesson on the neck.

Now, let us not delay!


  1. Draw a “v” shape where the pit of the neck is going to be.
  2. Draw out 2 lines for the collarbones. Manly collarbones tend to be at a slightly upward angle, while feminine ones are at a downward angle.
  3. These lines define the sternocleidomastoid muscle, which connects to the skull behind the ears.
  4. To find the curve of the trapezius muscle, it’s important to remember that it begins behind the head, at the base of the neck. From front view it starts at about the corners of the mouth –
  5. – and curves in an “s” shape to the end of the collarbone.
  6. The last step is a small preview into a later lesson. The humerus (upper arm bone) attaches to the scapula and not the collarbone, and also hangs at a slightly downward angle. Including this will easily give you the natural shape of the shoulder muscles.


Make sure to check out the old-school video lessons from this series by clicking here. There’s even a video on the neck! :]

Or check out the next written lesson on drawing hair by clicking here:

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