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Horse Anatomy the Muscles by COOKEcakes Horse Anatomy the Muscles by COOKEcakes
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. :faint:

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.
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
sorry it's been almost a month. if you are still interested in using it, please feel free to. :)
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SobohRami Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome,thanks :D
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
scientific illustration is a world apart, not only does your drawing skill have to be at top game, but everything has to be just right, or pieces just dont fit, and of course it all has to fit in 3D, and yeah getting references is just murder, (ou probably discovered heaps of different horse shapes too)
you did very well on this, i'm using it right now to help me get an orthographic turnaround of a war horse done, thanks to you its looking better, you deserve an A, 

btw tell your teacher he's too harsh! :)
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you. :)
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renahugs Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Oh wow, the horse's muscles have several names taken from the human muscles
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TheEpicNewt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nice reference, I stumbled across it while searching about on Google. Its always nice to know how things actually work when you draw them. Thanks, this is helpful.
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
thanks, glad it's helped you. :)
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NachoTheTrekkie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Same case.
Thanks.
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TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you just saved me the trouble of struggling to read tiny font on another horse site. Thanks to you, my biology project goes a bit quicker!
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
glad it's being useful. :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thorough
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suneanarab Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Hi,

Excellent work! would you be willing for it to be used on a horse information site I'm building? you can mail me at suneanarab@hotmail.co.uk for details.
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
sure! that'd be cool. :) i warn you though, i think 2 of the muscles are labled wrong, that or need to be switched. so if you really care, i say go through it and make sure it's all labeled correctly. i might have fixed that a while back, but i can't remember... haha.
Thanks for the heads up and good luck with the site! send me a notice when it's up and running,
-Erin Cook :)
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suneanarab Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
that cool, thanks very much! i shall have a good look at it in detail and change anything as needs be and let you know. i'll let you know when i get it on the site and should you wish full credit details with the pic just drop them to me in email and i'll add them with the pic.

many thanks!
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Premann Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice reference... Thanks much... :dummy:
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
you're welcome. :) and thanks
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zelink14 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is exactly what I need -- I'm taking an animal drawing class right now and am trying to clear up horse musculature in my head. :) I needed labels!
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
glad to aid you. hope you get a good grade!
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Nifty-D Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! I respect your determination to finish such a piece D: (as well as the ability to find time for it)
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
thanks. :) i don't think i would have done it if it wasnt a homework assignment. haha. :D
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MagicWindsStables Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A B??? That's blasphemus! This is amazing!
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
why thank yuo! :) my teacher was grading on the anatomy more than the drawing. I misplaced and inproperly named some stuff. ): Its fine for visual ref an better undrstanding horse anatomy, but don't get all scientific and junk with this! XD
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MagicWindsStables Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh i see lol
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Meldielto Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is great!
and you only got a B-? :o
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
such is the way of live in art school. :B its not so much the drawing as it is the lableing and proper placement of the muscles thank you!.
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Norbert2009 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding your deviation to my group, it is muchly appreciated...if you would like to be an member also, feel free to join!
:devart:
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your welcome! thanks for sending me a follow up message about it, awesome. :)
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WishmasterInRlyeh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Great!

I am dreaming on doing something similar, but in 3D
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
great! go for it! =D
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Aomori Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job, it should be really useful! Instant fave :aww:
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
tthhhaaaannks! :D
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Xailai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Erin! I could really use this!

You did a wonderful job in my book.
Can't wait to see you on Christmas :D!!
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
good! use it and make it feel like it was worth all the effort. XD
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BecSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Waaaaaaaa? This only got a B-!?! That's insane :O

This is amazing though hon! It looks like something straight out of a textbook! It looks so professional and.. woooow :wow:

Wonderful job with the tones and stuff!
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
haha thanks. :D
I think that I labeled somethings wrong and that's one reason why i got a lower B instead of a higher B. :P I could only find two lables that were wrong and i fixed em...but didn't turn it back in...maybe i should and ask about the grade too. hmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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