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How to Draw BUTTS!!!

How to Draw BUTTS!!!

*Theme played with farts* Hey, I’m Stan Prokopenko, and It’s time to
draw butts. I’m sorry for all the fart jokes. I can’t help myself. This lesson will explain the three major butt
muscles, and how they’re covered in fat and skin. The first step in drawing magnificent butt
muscles is to understand where they attach. Let’s take a look. Butt muscles originate on the pelvis, which
if you remember we constructed using a bucket tipped forward. Check out the pelvis lesson if you need a
refresher. The iliac crest of the pelvis swoops from
the front corner, to the back triangle. This sloping side plane, is where
the gluteal muscles anchor, right under the top ridge. They insert into the femur, mainly around
the great bony landmark: the greater trochanter. So, here’s what they look like, going from
the origin at the pelvis to the insertion at the femur. But there’s more to it than that. They also insert into a long stretch of tape-like
tendon that runs down the outside of the leg, called the iliotibial band. The middle portion sits tightly along the
side of the quads. Sometimes its so tight that you’ll see it
clearly pinching the muscles. But we’ll cover that in the quads lesson. The 3 butt muscles we’ll study in this episode
are the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus and the tensor fascia latae. There’s also the gluteus minimus and a few
others, but they’re hidden deep inside, so we’ll ignore them. These 3 butt muscles can be simplified to
a tire. Or a croissant! Whichever you prefer. It’s amazing how much butts and croissants
have in common. Similar shape, filled with fat, they’re delicious
and some other similarities… Ew, I might have gone too far. Let’s stick to fart jokes. Basically, the butt muscles wrap around the
greater trochanter, which is right in the center of the hips. From the back, the forms can be constructed
with two sets of diagonal ellipses. They kinda look like a butterfly. A broad layer of fat sits on top and droops
down until it tucks into the gluteal fold. More about that later… On a female butt, there’s a thicker layer
of fat, but that butterfly doesn’t fly away. In fact, it gets bigger if the top part merges with the obliques. The love handles keep this rhythm going all
the way through the narrow part of the waist and connect the two sides. Use this rhythm when you’re practicing your
gesture quicksketch. It’s very helpful. It’s a slightly more detailed version of the
bean. Of course that’s not always the case, since
butts come in all shapes and sizes. A slightly less defined design would be to
add a little more fat around the sides for a rounder bubble butt. It really just depends on the fat distribution. You could have the softer, rounder cheek, but
a defined separation at the iliac crest between the glutes and obliques. If you draw enough butts, you’ll start learning
the patterns. That’s why in an upcoming episode, we’ll learn
how to draw butts from every angle. Don’t miss that one. Gluteus Medius The gluteus medius is a lot like a muscle
you already know: the deltoid. Both pull the limb away from the body. Both have multi-directional fibers to pull
the limb forward and backward. They’re even similar in shape! The gluteus medius is a simple, sort of flat
trapezoid on the side of the pelvis, above the great trochanter. I say sort of flat because it is actually
a bloated thick muscle, but most of its thickness is buried in the pelvis. The ilium is a deep concavity. The gluteus medius fills a lot of it, and
then sometimes, overfills it, so it’s slightly convex. While it doesn’t look like a huge bulging
muscle, the gluteus medius is large and powerful enough to do its job. And if it’s really developed, it does curve
out a bit. And of course on an average person there will
be some fat there which might also curve that form. Or completely soften it into the leg. You already know that fat varies a lot on
people. It originates from the front 3/4 under the
lip of the iliac crest, though a part of its origin is covered up by the gluteus maximus. Its fibers converge like a fan into a thin
flat tendon which inserts on the outside surface of the greater trochanter. It can be tricky to figure out which bump
belongs to which of the 3 muscles. Especially since the anterior portion of the
gluteus medius can bulge out and separate from the posterior portion. In this pose, the leg is being abducted diagonally
toward the front, activating the anterior portion. The posterior edge often blends together with
the gluteus maximus. The Gluteus Maximus The gluteus maximus is the biggest muscle
in the entire human body. Are you not entertained!?! The latissimus is wide, but it’s thin. The gluteus maximus is thick! Ay Papi! It’s the famous butt-muscle that allows us
to stand strong. We’ll study the fat after we learn the glute. So, If you’re on a fat-free and gluten-free
diet, you should consult your dietitian before watching the rest of this video. Most of the gluteus maximus fibers insert
to the iliotibial band like this. It extends the femur. It also laterally rotates the femur. It also abducts the femur. And its lower fibers adduct the femur. But we may be tempted to think of the gluteus
maximus as anchoring at the pelvis to grip and move the leg, when it often does
the opposite. Once our knees are locked, we use the pillar
of the leg as the anchor, and the gluteus maximus pulls on the pelvis and holds the
rest of the body…. UP! That’s why we’re so special. It lets us do some amazing things. It keeps us standing and lets us sit on it. It’s our uniquely human, antigravity muscle. Now for the final layer. Did you know that we humans are the only animals
uniquely and abundantly blessed with butt fat? But what about… Yeah, hard to believe, but that’s all swelling. Most humans find it to be kinda gross, but
trust me, the male monkeys go bananas over it. Anyway, fat makes up about half the width
of our hineys, and it’s not all equal. It gathers toward the center, so it’s heavier
medially – between our legs. Also, gravity’s a thing, so it’s heavier at
the bottom. Sometimes you might even see a transition
between the muscular form and the squished fat when the model is sitting. We’ll talk more about how it affects the surface
in Premium. This horizontal crease is called the Gluteal
Fold. It’s obvious when the weight is on one leg,
but it disappears when the leg flexes forward. The gluteal fold is lower than the actual
gluteal muscle fibers on the inside. It extends outwards horizontally cutting across
the muscle fiber. So, on the surface on an average person, you
won’t actually see this diagonal swooping border of the gluteus maximus. On a typical athletic type, you’ll see the
gluteal fold, and a subtle hint of the diagonal muscle fibers continuing to the side of the
leg. On a body builder with impossibly low body
fat, you’ll just see the shape of the muscle. That’s why this looks so strange. There’s no gluteal fold… Artists love the gluteal fold because it’s
a natural cross-contour line around the form of the leg. We can use it to show whether the leg is coming
toward us or going away from us. It’s a rhythm line for gesture drawing. As the leg goes forward or back, the gluteus
maximus and fat pad will react to that movement. Every butt is different, with varying amounts
of muscle and fat… The Premium version of this lesson has an
extra section on physique variations for this reason. But if you want the reliable landmarks, seek
the bones. That’s why we studied pelvises before putting
on muscles and fat. And there’s one more muscle to study… The Tensor Fasciae Latae No, it’s not a coffee drink… The tensor fasciae latae is a muscle located
around your pockets. Almost the shape of your pockets. The tensor fasciae latae anchors at the ASIS,
aims to the side of the greater trochanter, then just stops. It doesn’t attach to any bone here. In fact, it attaches to the iliotibial band,
which is hard to see in this area because it’s very thin fascia. Remember, fascia is like seran wrap. When the tensor fasciae latae flexes, it pulls
or tenses the lateral fascia. That’s how it got its name. Tensor of the fasciae latae. Not because it’s a latte. Btw, I don’t want to keep saying this long
ass name. So let’s use TFL. Which stands for Too F*cking Long. Just kidding it’s tensor fasciae latae let’s
move on… The TFL and gluteus maximus are antagonists. They both insert on the iliotibial band and
pull it from opposite directions. The gluteus maximus did a number of tasks. So does the TFL. It flexes the leg forward. It abducts it out to the side. And it medially rotates the leg. The shape of the TFL is a bit tricky when
the leg moves. In a straight leg, it’s longer and flatter. Kind of a long teardrop shape since it’s much
thinner at the top. When the leg flexes, the TFL really shortens
and bulges out. You might see it bent in half with a pinch
in the front. Maybe even something crazy like this, with
a bunch of skin folds down its length. Or just shaped like a short triangle. And you might even see muscle fibers, like
little fingers grabbing on to the iliotibial band. This variety makes the TFL tricky. On females there’s a thicker layer of fat
softening the hips. It’s reserve to feed the baby. Even on someone very skinny like Christy,
there’s a layer of fat hiding the muscle definition. The hips vary a lot based on the gender, age,
and most of all, physique. Physique Variations Available in the premium section… and not
just physique variation. Premium Proko people get assignment demonstrations, a downloadable ebook, and premium fart jokes. Even if you don’t get premium, I still care
about you! I hope you participate by doing the assignment
and posting in the groups. And, the assignment Your assignment is to give Skelly a butt! I’ve included 3 photos of Skelly posed in
the description below, or you can use the Skelly app to make any pose you’d like! Think about where each muscle originates and
inserts. You can keep the lower leg as a simple cylinder. Or a bloated cylinder. Think about how the forms of the butt muscles
are distorted by the pose. So get off your ass… and then sit back down
and do the assignment

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100 thoughts on “How to Draw BUTTS!!!

  1. I shall never look at a croissant the same way again 😂 however, think of it that way, it is very helpful

  2. "Ooh look at me, I'm gonna go touch the butt" "That's a pretty big butt" "He touched the butt"

  3. Sorry Proko, but i cant go with your teaching.. i only study under one master of the THICC..
    and thats Shadman.
    But i will like this video though, nice as always.

  4. Great class !!!.. Not easy to get the right shapes but step by step…. I hope a new tutorial about the last seconds of the video.

  5. "I don't want to keep saying this long ass name" proko was all of my teachers for a moment there.

    This video is a beautiful thing

  6. I am a fan of yours and a subscriber for the pro anatomy course, so I usually have only praise for your outstanding work. But here you have gone way too far with the jokes. A funny joke every now and then is good, this time you overdid it at the point is not funny anymore, just gross. IMHO, of course. I'll edit my copy of the video and make it more watchable for studying. Anyway, thanks for your dedication to teaching complex stuff in an easy to understand way.

  7. Aside the fart jokes,
    I fucking love this video.

    Butts and I can not lie
    Thicc or nah
    Ass is ass

  8. It comes as no surprise that the most important of all anatomy lessons is also the most sophisticated in its execution. Well done.

  9. On the edge with fart jockes, but damn it always funny. Brilliant content as usual. Thank you!

  10. “It’s amazing how much butts and croissants have in common! Similar shape, filled with fat, they’re delicious!”

    No arguments there!

  11. ummm great video but proko could you post the same one without the fart.poop related jokes and without the sound of farts? I might need to get back to it a few times and those jokes really irritate me hahah sorry i appreciate the effort of making it fun but u know… personal preferences are a thing i guess :p

  12. OMG, this is HILARIOUS! Why does this not have more views?!? lol I learned about the butt AND laughed my ass off. Perfection.

  13. Well… it is important to learn how to draw b u t t s when you want to draw a whole body 😂
    Thanks for the informative video.

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