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Alright so this is a tutorial on female torso's. I'll be doing one for male's as well which will probably upload tomorrow or the next day. Sorry about rambling a bit towards the end, but I really had no idea what to say anymore, all my points were made and I didn't want to leave something blank.

Other human anatomy Tutorials:

Male and Female Butts:
Heads:
Male Torso:
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This should be applicable to both painters and photographers and all other visual artists with occasional tips for one or the other in particular.

Always love questions, comments and criticism!


UPDATE: I was always skeptical of the rule of thirds/golden ratio, but in this post James Gurney explains a bit about why, and how the eye actually moves. The main thing I neglected to mention in this tutorial is that the eye is scanning for information. All of these compositional things are ways to make the right information more obvious to find at the right times.

UPDATE 2: Wow, thanks so much for the DD! I didn't realise what a big difference it can make. You guys are what inspire me to make tutorials, so if there's anything else you found a little mysterious about art, don't hesitate to suggest it!

LINKS

Feng Zhu's FZDSchool tutorials on YouTube

"In this place..." ConceptArt thread

Bill Tiller's How to Draw Monkeys the Lucas Arts Way

Feng Zhu videos
- Make subject bigger
- Atmospheric perspective

Great tutorials on composition:
- Matt Laskowski's Perspective & Composition
- Johannes Vloothuis's Landscape Composition Rules


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I'm taking tutorial suggestions here: [link]

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This is a simple tutorial I made using Photoshop.
As a self taught artist it took me a lot to be comfortable with these techniques. What I really meant was mastering it, with a lot of exercises and studies.
I hope this help you in dark times.

Sorry If my english isn't perfect, my excuse it isn't my native language.
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after a lot of inquiries about my colouring technique i have finally put together this walkthrough. sadly the file i prepared was too big for dA to support, but i hope this is still readable. i also hope this will answer at least part of your questions regarding my colouring process.

some of the changes between the steps shown here are not easy to spot, which is why i included miniatures of how each new layer look like in normal mode (at least where i thought it necessary).

good look trying out this (very fun and effective) technique^^

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software used: photoshop cs5e

final version of this picture can be found here:

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tumblr link here: [link]

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decorative brushes from ~tiffcali06

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(c) `len-yan
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Alright so this is a tutorial on male torso's. I hope you found either one or even both useful and if you ever draw something new and followed one of my tutorials you can show me the end product :) I'd love to know someone improved after reading one of my tutorials.

Other human anatomy Tutorials:

Male and Female Butts:
Heads:
Female Torso:
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Perspective Tutorial - Part 1: The Basics
We’re going to look at One and Two Point Perspective. But as scary as it sounds, don’t worry, we’re not going to get too complicated and into advanced maths! ;)

Some of my other Tutorials:
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Source to reference : [link]

This is a bit less "tutorial" and a bit more "guidelines."
A lot of people ask me how I practice and what I do to practice, and what they can do to get better at poses. Well, here it is!

Remember the disclaimer though: This is stylized realistic, my own preferences. But the methods can be used with almost any style and preference.

Currently Available Tutorials:
Eye Coloring and Lineart
Female figure
Basic Hand
Basic Expression
Arm Anatomy
Leg Anatomy
Gesture and Curvature
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This definitely is not one of my best ones. I feel kinda lost here. Ugh. I hope I made some sort of sence.

I recommend this tutorial which covers the feet way better than I did: [link]

Now I really need to get some sleep. Srsly. It's soon 4 AM...

MOAR TUTORIALS/GUIDES:

PIGMENTS AND PIXELS:
Part 1:[link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]

UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY:
Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]

MANGA to REALISTIC:
Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]
Part 8: [link]
Part 9: [link]
Part 10: [link]
Part 11: [link]
Part 12: [link]
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TUMBLR ARTBLOG

Decided to change the titles on these deviations since they are technically not "tutorials" but just my own drawing studies.

For the head angles I used this as reference. It's really handy I must say. One day I shall manage to draw the whole "map" on my own : >
At the moment I'm a bit too tired trying to dig out all the othe references I used on the other studies, I'll prob make a journal with links to them sooner or later.
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The Hand and Fingers Reference and Resource by Tim Von Rueden

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Here is another handy resource to have at hand!

Follow the link for the free Hand and Fingers Reference Sheet Resource download:
[link]
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