I've been around here for a few years, trying to soak in as much as I can, and I've seen so many anatomy studies that my head is filled with more body parts than anything else, which sounds creepier than it is.
Anyway. I really want to get back to basics again and do it right this time, so my question is - how much anatomy is necessary?
I understand that it depends on an artists chosen path and personal preference, but is there a general middle ground?
Take muscle groups for e.g - some, like the ones beneath the outer muscle layers aren't even noticable through skin, and I feel like it's not really necessay for me to learn about them.
I know this sounds like I'm asking if there's a shortcut, and I guess I sort of am, but believe a lot of beginners, like myself, ask themselves the same questions.
Can anyone tell me if there is any real benefit from studying extensive anatomy, like sub muscle layers?