BEFORE YOU USE THIS AS REF, know that this was an assignment for my animal anatomy class. I received a B- on it, lower than I was hoping for but not bad by my teacher's grading system.
I hope that it helps those of you who like drawing horses because that's the main reason why I uploaded it. There are lots of skeleton horse anatomy charts to be found on the internet, but not many good horse muscle charts, at least non very good in my findings. Mine's not perfect (I believe there is a muscle or two mislabeled), but better than most of what I was able to find in a regulra google search-I feel.
This took for frickin' evs. the labeling took longer than the drawing! Too many muscles and not enough space to fit all the labels in nicely without having to move everything 'round a bunch a times! photoshop kept bugging out on me too, saying that the file was getting too big with all the text, so i had to keep closing and reopening it and merging layers. This piece was a trip.
However, I enjoyed studying the muscle structure of the horse and trying to figure out where to place everything - even though it got frustrating at times. Dude, i had so much reference material to work from, it's ridic - too much. I got lost in all the differences from piece to piece; at times diff labeling, and varying art styles and values, muscel masses in slightly diff locations...
This was way too technical for me. This animal anatomy class has taught me that i could NEVER be a scientific artist.