anatomy study – 04 (skin)

today i finished the project, and can now reveal the surprise :

since i am learning so much from you my dear blog readers, when you give helpful comments, and since i learn so much from helpful ba forum, and since i love blender as a sculpting tool, i decided that i want give back to you my dear readers and to the whole blender community. so, i made a tool to study human head anatomy, to help those who want sculpt or model human heads with learning proportions and those muscles of the face that affect the surface. … so i made a blend file to share. it contains

– in layer 1 a male skull as a multires mesh with nice low poly basemesh, the jaw is extra object and can be rotated, in case you want sculpt an open mouth. (sculpted from reference fotos, so it is in real world proportions), i corrected some errors i found since the first post of this mesh.
– the muscle system in layer 2, the ring muscle around the eyes is sculpted in two versions, one with eyes open, the other with eyes closed. the muscles are named properly so you can look them up in anatomy books if interested.
– nose, ears and eyes in layer 3.

i made the models as accurate as possible, but i am aware that still there might be some flaws as i am no super expert but average anatomy knowledge person. but, i used reference fotos for everything, so it should be close to the real thing…

the image below shows pictures of this content of the blendfile, plus a sketch sculpt to suggest a way to use this blendfile to learn sculpting heads in correct proportions etc:

add a cube, subdivide a few times and jump into dynatopo sculpt. use constant and a large detail size (around 40%) and approximate the skull. then put detail size to about half, and approximate closer, and so on… in the last step i disabeled symmetry added mass for the hair and added a little volume on the jaw and chin and under the brow where glands are under neath the skin… this sculpt is not contained in the blend file.


feel free to use the blend file as wished, even if you do not want study but like to have a nice skull for your scary project 😉 … if you want share the file with someone else, please do as is without altering it. … please, enjoy!


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