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Previously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While Drawing
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is Posemaniacs. It has hundreds of poses that you can spin around in 3D space to see from different angles. Studying the poses is good practice but also you can just use parts for reference, if you quickly need to know stuff like what the neck looks like from the back or what an arm looks like when it is coming straight out at you.
Skeleton: THIS GUY. IT IS AMAZING. Pros: $15, educational, very detailed, moveable limbs, occupies nieces for HOURS, fits in barbie cloths. Cons: If you so much as look at him, the top of his head pops off, but that's not a con, it is just comedy gold. His name is Mr. Boney Guy and he is the best thing I've ever bought off Amazon.
Foreshortening with the Coil Technique: Cool method video by Sycra, for those whith trouble drawing the body in perspective (AKA, all of us)
I need to make another journal for clothing, but until then, this is very useful to keep in mind. Clothes are gonna go around the body.
NOW BRING ON THE TUTORIALS
Video Section: Figure drawing videos by Proko Drawing skeletons over photos to get greater understanding of the figure by FZDSchool Figure Drawing Videos by Sycra
Both Men and Women
Tutorials 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reference 1 2 3 4 5 6
Simplifying 1 2 3 General 1 2 3 Body Types 1 Proportions and Age 1 2
*Sigh* I don’t know what it is, but it seems like there are a lot less quality gal anatomy tuts. Maybe it’s because I’m a girl, so I am more familiar when something’s drawn off? Maybe the artists just got too excited about drawing breasts and all sense of reality and form fell out of their brain?? Whatever it is, just be careful what tutorials you listen to. Just because someone made a tutorial and it’s popular, doesn’t make it accurate. (not even all of these I link, but I still find parts of the tuts helpful)
Anyway, here's more girl tuts than guy tuts and hopefully that makes up for it:
Sorry it's just numbers this time, having the Titles+Names just takes too long to format and then it looks cluttered in the end.
Anyway, if you have any favorite related tutorials, physical book recommendations, or advice and tips, feel free to leave them in the comments!