Scalp is the soft tissue layer covering the bony vault over the brain. It is usually described as having five layers:

S: The skin on the head from which head hair grows. It contains numerous sabaeceous glands and hair follicles

C: Connective tissue. A thin layer of fat and fibrous tissue lies beneath the skin.

A: The aponeurosis called epicranial aponeurosis (or galea aponeurotica) is the next layer. It is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which runs from the frontalis muscle anteriorly to the occipitalis posteriorly.

L: The loose areolar connective tissue layer provides an easy plane of separation between the upper three layers and the pericranium.

P: The pericranium is the periosteum of the skull bones and provides nutrition to the bone and the capacity for repair.



I used to draw people according to head size (average human is anything from six to eight heads with comic book heroes around what… ten or eleven heads in height) buuut that’s too much to think about.

These days I organize all bodies into four parts that I can elongate, scale up, or scale down, keeping in rule of quarters. Cambiaso figures! It’s legit for reals.

My figs kinda suck but whatevs. UPDATE: See application of the quarters rule here for female bodies and here for male bodies.