Facial Muscles In-Depth

Intermediate, Theory

A 3-hour analysis of the important facial muscles to know as a character artist. A special importance is placed on describing the surface shapes created by these muscles. We cover in detail:


  • The Muscles of Mastication.
  • The Important muscles of the Neck.
  • An introduction to FACS.
  • All the Important Muscles of Expression.

This lecture contains graphic dissection images that may be troubling for some viewers.


References and links:

Expression scans on 3d scan store
Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy
FACS reference
Layers of the face and mimetic muscles