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General human anatomy tutorials, references, and links to be updated here. Suggestions are appreciated!

:star: Admin -- if working from a backup, overwrite the backup with the live copy before editing & updating. This keeps us from overwriting each other's updates. =D

Hospital Index
Portrait Tutorials Section
Hands and Feet Tutorials Section

DA Stock Accounts:

:iconsabrine-photo-stock: :icondove-stock: :iconfullbodyshots: :iconattemptestock: :iconastrals-stock: :iconshanghai-stock: :iconjademacalla: :iconailinstock:

A very good stock account that offers many references to draw from.

DA Stock Tutorials:

The Stock Account Guide by ~AttempteStock
-A guide to starting a deviantART stock account, including how to get started, advice, tips, and ideas for any figure stock artist.

Guide to Stock - Part I by ~AttempteStock
-A guide to taking good quality, high resolution stock photographs. Part I - All About Cameras.

Other Stock and Anatomy Reference Sites:

-Offers all kinds of high quality stock for free, requires a free account.

:star: [subscription based - free samples]
-Human photo references for 3D artists and game developers -- or anyone looking for anatomy practice and reference, really. Various references and body types search.

-Human anatomy references for 3D and traditional artists.

:star: Female Nudes at [subscription based - free samples]

:star: Male Nudes at [subscription based - free samples]

:star: Pose Maniacs
-A Japanese site (with some English) that offers helpful computer-generated poses without the skin, so the muscles are clearly visible. Take advantage of the 30-second drawing and other useful tools!

-A library of 700,000 images in diverse categories such as as business and technology, people and children, nature and vacations, etc. These images are available for licensing in any media.

Women's Beauty Life New Hairstyle Gallery
A gallery containing hundreds of women's hairstyle photographs.

-Some wedding, pregnancy, and other photos.

Multi-Subject Collections

:star: Express Guide: Figure Drawing Tutorial by Cedarseed
-Basic human anatomy tutorial. Very helpful for learning how to draw people.

:star: Z Big Guide to Body Drawing Tutorial by Cedarseed
-Expanded human anatomy tutorial. Also very helpful for learning more about how to draw people.

:star: Guide to Human Types Part 1 by Cedarseed
-Part 1 deals with all the types, spread from Central Asia to the Americas, related to the "archetypical" Asian type known as Mongoloid.

:star: Guide to Human Types Part 2 by Cedarseed
-In this volume: the very large and very diverse Caucasian family.

:star: Guide to Human Types Part 3 by Cedarseed
-In this volume: African and Pacific types.

:star: Guide to Human Types Addendum by Cedarseed
-An addendum to the Guide to Human Types above.

:star: Emotions and Facial Expression by Cedarseed
-A guide to the variety of emotions the human face can express.

Clubs or Other Sites:

:gallery: Andrew Loomis PDFs courtesy of [ p l a c i d c h a o s / A M ]
Download All Six (.rar file)
Download Individual PDFs:
Creative Illustration
Drawing the Head & Hands
Figure Drawing for All it's Worth
Fun with a Pencil: How Everybody Can Easily Learn to Draw
Successful Drawing
The Eye of the Painter and the Elements of Beauty

:gallery: - [About]
-A portrait art tutorial site, with lessons on sketching and drawing faces, tutorials on digital art, an overview of art and drawing techniques, art supplies, book recommendations, anatomy, and much more:


Color Theory Tutorial:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6

Colored Pencil Tutorial:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

Portrait Art Basics:

Drawing for Newbies:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

Rendering and Shading:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5

Shading Explained:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5

Art Supplies:
Pencils and Paper
Alkyds & Oils
Digital Art

Drawing Techniques:
Page 1, Page 2

Attitudes and Inspiration:
Drawing for Newbies
Attitude and Self-Esteem
Snobs and Cretins
Tracing, Grids, Etc.
Accept the Fact...
Too Old?
Art Education
Dare to be Shameless

Anatomy, Digital Art, and Misc.
Human Proportions
Becoming Web-Ready
Neck and Shoulders

Gesture Drawing:
Page 1, Page 2

Figure Drawings:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Anatomy Books
PhotoShop Books

-Some bone and muscle references (flash):

Rey's Anatomy
Ecorche' with Rey

:gallery: Polykarbon Tutorials:
-Anime style anatomy and general tutorials, including the following:

Materials: What Do I Draw This Stuff With?
The Basics: Can't Start Without Knowing This Stuff!
Hands: Part 1, Part 2
Foreshortening: A Short Cut?
Creating a Character!
Fighting and Camera Angles

The Basic Female Head/Front View
Front View Simplified
The Basic Female Head/Profile
Profile Simplified
The 3/4 View Female Head
3/4 View Simplified
The Female Body
Facial Features: Part 1: the Eye, Part 2: The Mouth
Chibi Drawing! (aka Super Deformed)

The Male Body
The Male Torso
The Male Head
Action Poses

:gallery: +
-Anime/Manga style anatomy tutorials.

Introduction to Drawing, Anatomy, and Anime Styling
Anatomy and Drawing Basics
Pre-Teen Human Figure Tutorial
Super Deformed Tutorial
Basic Male Figure
Male Figure Tutorial
Male Figure and Muscles
Female Figure Drawing Tutorial
Female Torso and Legs Mini Tutorial
Complex Poses and the Female Figure
Heads: Face, Eyes, Mouth
Hair Tutorial
Female Faces Tutorial
Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Ears

-Drawing & Painting Life Portraits...
1: Introduction
2: More Profile Drawing
3: Drawing Heads, Frontal View
4: More on Drawing Eyes
5: Drawing the Nose
6: Drawing the Mouth and Ears
7: Drawing the Body
8: Drawing Hands and Wrists
9: Drawing Legs and Feet
10: Drapery
11: The Portrait!

:gallery: Zips demonstration downloads from
Head and Head Proportions
Features: Eyes, Ear, Nose, Lips
Chest: Front, Side, Back, 3/4
Hand: Back, Palm, Side
Arm: Size, Placement
Female: Pose, Face

:gallery: The Skeletal System
-Some skeletal system photos and references.

:gallery: The Anatomy and Physiology Home Page
-Many photos of bones and muscles (most seem to be casts or models).
(to be expanded)

+ Sources for Andrew Loomis' Anatomy Books at

Proportion and Anatomy Tutorial at

Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction at FARP
-This method is a tool to help you draw the human form. It is by no means the best way or even a fast way. Instead, this method is aimed at thinking and setting up the human form in a threedimensional space.

Individual Tutorials


The Human Body and How to Draw it (Reference Tutorial) by odduckoasis

+ The Human Body at Dragon Paint Art Tutorials
-Tips for drawing the human body.

How to draw all sorts of crap and Abdomination: How to draw beef by Coelasquid
-I was so freaking sick of drawing comics.

:star: How I Draw Character Poses by pandabaka

Pose tutorial by alexds1
-A tutorial 8D I listened to the commenters in my last poll thingy and went with a pose tutorial first. Hopefully someone finds this helpful!

Pose Collection 001 by what-i-do-is-secret
-Compiled the poses I formerly uploaded to Scraps, and added some new ones. The principle once again is learn-by-copying!

:star: Bringing Drawings to Life - Dynamic Drawing Tutorial by GoblinQueeen
-Breathe life into artwork by utilizing the twelve principles of animation.

Human Anatomy by =Norbert2009
-Detailed illustrations of the human body

Anatomy thru Gestures Exercise by CaliforniaClipper
-8 MB file. Intro to gesture drawing as a way of learning to draw human anatomy -- fluidly, believably, beautifully. Click "download" to view PDF.


+ How to Draw Human Torsos by Obi-quiet
-A basic tutorial on how I draw chests and torsos for both my male and female characters.


Hands Tutorial by odduckoasis
-Some basic guidelines and techniques for drawing hands.

Structure: Hands: Female by gurukitty
-More basic guidelines and tips for drawing hands.

Drawing Hands Tutorial by uchuucacahuate
-More tips for learning how to draw hands.

+Meriko's How To Sketch the Human Hand at The Art Corner
-This is Meriko's simple hand tutorial, divided into four pages: References and Beginning the Sketch, Fleshing Out the Fingers, Finalizing the Sketch, and Variations and Variety.


Foot Tutorial by odduckoasis
-Some basic guidelines and techniques for drawing feet.

Drawing Feet Tutorial by uchuucacahuate
-Tips for learning how to draw feet.

Age Specific

How to Draw a Baby at
-Artist's Guide to Understanding Infant Proportions and Shapes. Babies are easy to draw once you understand their proportions and drawing rules.

Drawing Children - Face Proportions at
-Tips on Drawing Children's Faces. For a portrait artist, drawing a child's face is particularly challenging, but also rewarding.

Drawing Babies Video by Sycra
-How to draw a baby head.

Mythical and Fantasy

Drawing Angelic Wings Tutorial by Crysa
-Helpful tips on how to draw anime-style angel wings.

- How to Draw Wings and Winged Creatures/People- by lizkay
-Helpful hints for drawing wings, winged people, and winged animals.

+ Angel Wing Tutorial by raerae

+ Demon Wing Tutorial by raerae

Hospital Index
Portrait Tutorials Section
Hands and Feet Tutorials Section
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Is there a Posemaniac with people wearing different clothes?
I struggle a lot when it comes to clothing :/
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