Anatomy Major Muscle Masses

The muscles of the head and face divide into four general groups: the muscles of the mouth; the muscles of the eye and eye socket; the muscles of the jaw; the superficial muscles of the scalp and face. The most important muscles are those which produce the larger surface forms, the visually prominent masses. Primarily, these are the muscles of the mouth and jaw. The eye and socket muscles are secondary. The others are minor, since they are barely seen.

Jaw Muscles masseter: raises jaw and clenches teeth.

Anatomy Drawing Face

scalp and face muscles eye and eye socket muscles mouth muscles jaw muscles scalp and face muscles eye and eye socket muscles mouth muscles jaw muscles

Mouth Muscles

LEVATOR LABII SUPERIORIS: RAISES UPPER LIP NEAR NOSTRIL WINGS.

CANINUS (LEVATOR ANGULI ORIS) : WITH ZYGOMATICUS, RAISES CORNER OF MOUTH.

ZYGOMATICUS (MAJOR AND MINOR) : RAISES MOUTH UPWARD AND OUTWARD.

ORBICULARIS ORIS: CIRCLES MOUTH, COMPRESSES AND PURSES LIPS.

BUCCINATOR: DRAWS CORNER OF MOUTH BACKWARD, FLATTENS AND TIGHTENS LIPS.

RISORIUS: PULLS CORNER OF MOUTH SIDEWARD AND OUTWARD.

QUADRATUS (DEPRESSOR LABII INFERIORIS) : PULLS LOWER LIP DOWNWARD AND OUTWARD.

Levators Upper Lip

LEVATOR LABII SUPERIORIS ALAEQUE NASI: RAISES HIGH INSIDE UPPER LIP, INCLUDING NOSTRIL WIN

LEVATOR LABII SUPERIORIS: RAISES UPPER LIP NEAR NOSTRIL WINGS.

CANINUS (LEVATOR ANGULI ORIS) : WITH ZYGOMATICUS, RAISES CORNER OF MOUTH.

ZYGOMATICUS (MAJOR AND MINOR) : RAISES MOUTH UPWARD AND OUTWARD.

ORBICULARIS ORIS: CIRCLES MOUTH, COMPRESSES AND PURSES LIPS.

BUCCINATOR: DRAWS CORNER OF MOUTH BACKWARD, FLATTENS AND TIGHTENS LIPS.

RISORIUS: PULLS CORNER OF MOUTH SIDEWARD AND OUTWARD.

TRIANGULARIS (DEPRESSOR ANGULI ORIS) : PULLS CORNER OF MOUTH DOWNWARD.

QUADRATUS (DEPRESSOR LABII INFERIORIS) : PULLS LOWER LIP DOWNWARD AND OUTWARD.

MENTALIS: RAISES AND TIGHTENS CHIN, THRUSTS LOWER LIP UP AND OUTWARD.

Creative Muscles Drawing

corrugator: assists orbicularis in compressing skin between eyebrows.

orbicularis oculi: closes eyelids and compresses eye opening from above and below.

Orbicularis Oculi

procerus: assists orbicularis to tighten inner eye slit by wrinkling skin in root of nose.

corrugator: assists orbicularis in compressing skin between eyebrows.

orbicularis oculi: closes eyelids and compresses eye opening from above and below.

procerus: assists orbicularis to tighten inner eye slit by wrinkling skin in root of nose.

Frontals Your Forehead

epicranius, frontal part draws scalp to front, wrinkles forehead skin and pulls eyebrows upward.

epicranius, occipital part: draws scalp backward and downward.

platysma: lying chiefly on neck, draws lower lip downward and outward.

Superficial Scalp and Face Muscles epicranius, frontal part draws scalp to front, wrinkles forehead skin and pulls eyebrows upward.

epicranius, occipital part: draws scalp backward and downward.

platysma: lying chiefly on neck, draws lower lip downward and outward.

Eye and Socket Muscles

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