Anatomically, the neck provides the connection between two large masses in the body–the rib cage and the head. Therefore, its successful rendering of the neck will greatly contribute to the accurate relationship of these two masses in figure drawing. For that same reason, the neck is also a greatly expressive tool when considering the content of a pose. It is also important to know the underlying muscles of the neck, their shape and function, as they provide a wide variety of rhythmic variation both within the form and in the outline of the human figure.
This video is from figure drawing instructor Robert Stollar, a self-taught sculptor with a passion for figure drawing. A passion and, of course, a necessity. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his beautiful wife and three dogs, working as a sculptor and teaching figure drawing.
For those who cannot attend his classes in person Robert has an online version of the lectures at Figure Drawing Online.