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    I'm a little confused.. muscle, genetics or skeleton?

    http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs32/f/20...ba15106c28.jpg

    On this picture, notice the indention made in his pelvic region? I'm a little confused on if that is made my the pelvis, or the muscles over it or just some people have it, some don't (if so, how is it placed?) Upon drawing a pelvis, I was trying to see where that indention is made and couldn't figure it out T_T. Help CA!

    If a link provided to someplace that can describe this to me, it would be great help, unless you can explain it better .

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    Maybe Mr. Frank Zane can help abit.

    http://www.shafatloss.com/wp-content...frank-zane.jpg

    Look at the same area in this picture. Due to the muscle being thicker and more defined, you can see what's going on. As you can see, it's the musle that creates the shadow you're seeing (well, most of the time that is). When the muscle is thinner it's more in alignment with the hip bone, the surface still forms a furrow there, but with less definition, so in that case it's a little bit of both.

    Hope this helped and if I am wrong I hope someone corrects me for both our sakes.

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    From what i see, that line in xeno's picture is basically the edge of the 2 muscle forming into a mass, the external oblique and the lower abdominal muscle. The oblique kinda hang on top of the crest of the pelvis bone so forming the distinct line. That dude has pretty well defined body so u will see a more distinct line. As my most people including myself who totally draw all day and totally lack exercise, the fats probably make the line less distinct..

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    It's not the fat, it's a question of pure muscles! The line will only show if the oblique is strong enough to stand out over the muscle beneath it.

    And I think that line even has a name, the inguinal ligament.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inguinal_ligament

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    While the above answers are most certainly accurate and refere to what you are confused about...the fact is that the picture you were looking at is misleading and confusing for one very good reason. It was Photoshopped. The shadows are too harsh and the lines too sharp for that level of definition in that lighting. I think its quite clear on Mr. Zane that it takes more than lighting to display that level of definition.

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    Even though I agree that the photo is retouched, good exercise can make this line clearly visible and a well trained oblique can stand out as much as around 2 cm from the pelvic area.

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