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Postby pingumonster12 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:07 pm

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Subject title: Beginner Anatomy Critique

So I've been trying to get my head around drawing anatomy and figured some critique from actual artists might help out. I haven't yet managed to get any further than basic anatomy and poses, so no hands or feet and minimal detail overall.






The last one was just a bit of fun because just drawing what is essentially a glorified stick figure can get a bit dull from time to time xD

Any way, any pointers would be greatly appreciated so thanks in advance :D


Postby luftsaob » Sun May 14, 2017 12:53 am

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I think for just begining that you're doing very well! Anatomy is a great skill to practice and has many uses, and there are so many ways to learn it. What some people like to do is copy anatomical drawings in order to learn bones and muscles, but I think for now the best thing you can do is to try breaking the form into simple shapes first before you get into what makes up that shape. When people talk about drawing fundamentals shape is often mentioned, and that's because it's often used as a building block for detailed figures such as people. So I think a technique you may want to try is to (temporarily) ignore all the details and subtle curves of the body, and focus more on the basic shapes found within the form. There are several ways to break the body up into shapes, so be sure to experiment!
Here are a couple tutorials I found online that might help you out, feel free to read all or none of them!
Anatomy is very complex, and there are a lot of elements in play. It's very intimidating, but if you keep trying I know that you will improve! Good luck!


Postby giwayume » Sat May 20, 2017 4:02 pm

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Postby giwayume » Sat May 20, 2017 8:21 pm

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It doesn't look like you're trying to think in terms of 3D shapes. Until you decide to do so, anatomy studies aren't going to be very useful for you.

What studying anatomy really means is:
1. Learn how to build a simplified skeleton in 3D space. Keeping correct proportions and 3D perspective is the most important part at this stage. Learn how your 3D skeleton moves.
2. Learn the 3D shape of each muscle, how that muscle attaches to each bone (or sometimes tendons, other muscles, and skin) and where it inserts to. Then based off where the muscle attaches and inserts, learn how the 3D shape of that muscle changes as the bones move. Compression and stretching, etc.
3. Learn common areas that fat groups together on males & females. This is important for the shape of female hips, for example.
4. Learn how to wrap it all in skin.

I still consider myself a beginner at anatomy. What you see below is the result of 2 months of studying correctly via the steps above.


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