A collection of the most anatomy tutorials I created. Update: In the form of an anatomy ebook, I wrote a full anatomy masterpost, with great medical and artistic resources curated from around the web.
Anatomy is really important to master. It helps you actually understand what is going on and why the parts move like they do, and look like they do. It helps you be more flexible and imagine your own poses and positions if you know what lies underneath.
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- I analyzed the proportions of the human body, and created a general diagram. I really think this one is most important ones to look at. I do not really like counting heads, so I try to go off of rough measurements since I draw randomly, and do not lay out 8 equal lines.
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- A highly requested one, how to draw hands from an understanding anatomy approach.
- In this tutorial, I give tips on how to draw feet, which are pretty tricky in my opinion.
- This one was pretty highly requested and includes drawings that cover chins, jaws, necks, and heads.
Notes & Measurements
- Approximately : bottom of eye to the bottom of the chin = chin to collar bone
- Do not flatten the back of the head, unless your character has a dent in their head.
- It’s easier to draw these angles if you draw a cross that guides the eye line and then the flat vertical ( | )line of the face.
- I plan to upload a better version of this, but I think there’s a few useful tips in here.
- Looks at bone anatomy of the elbow, as well as general shapes.
Two older ones that need to be rescanned: