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Anatomy

Anatomy is the science that studies the structure of the body.
Leonardo da Vinci possessed curiosity about the physical world and used his findings in the arts of painting, drawing and sculpture. Many of his drawings and notes have become the basis for the modern scientific illustration, especially in the field of anatomy.
Figure drawing is as much a science as it is an art. In art schools, students spend hours sketching live models. The body varies according to sex, age, weight, and level of fitness.

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blackfantastix by marcbalbi

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Siesta by deviant-art-guy

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Michelle by Lost-in-decay
Die Abrechnung - The revenge by Sellren Senza titolo 1 by sirboni

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1997... by sirboni

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Giuggiola by sirboni

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Senza titolo 2 by sirboni

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Tight by Zindy

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1787 - Silence - Female Figure by D0RIAN0

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Torso by legserrano

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Sacrament by MKimm

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Danae by InTheNameOfArt

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Death - the end by reubennegron
Inner Sanctuary by ryoung

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Sacred by ryoung
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Into the light by AlfredParedes
Anatomical Study by AlfredParedes


Drawing the clothing can be very challenging, too.
Ewan McGregor by adavesseth Little Red Riding Hood by graemeb Behind the curtain by marcbalbi .: Cerdic II :. by kristymariethomas 'naughty or nice' by jeffro70 Butt effect by eileenirma Man In Uniform by AmySaD :thumb35691847: Chrysler building Padme by jasonpal Madonna II by Esteljf Girl on Bench by MKimm Pope Giovanni Paolo II by InTheNameOfArt Bailarina a Solas del Flamenco by ryoung Joe Perry IV by LatinPrincess17 Marco Hietala - The Islander by Esteljf Ana with a Bird by balloonfactory Jerry Garcia by Dead-Beat-Nick Charlize Theron II by kadiliis Portrait of N. Portman by Monkey-Jack HYPNOTIZE by Lost-in-decay Padme -Dressing Gown by jasonpal


I have found hands quite challenging to draw. Their complexity can draw attention to them, whether well drawn or not. Here is a helpful quide for all of us who want to learn how to draw hands=
drawsketch.about.com/library/w…
Tiny Feet by kristymariethomas Baby Hands by AndyBuck Gardening Hands by bongoshock Jude Law by AnoukR smoker by warni Mikel Erentxun by SimpleZzZ :thumb103289586:


Practice drawing the head  from many different angles.
Observe how the facial muscles change as an expression changes.
The Perfect Earrings by Adolin-of-Light my brother by imclod Amy Lee of Evanescence by booters Content by andlastly Alba by ocsana Uma Thurman by ocsana .: When September Ends :. by kristymariethomas Sugarcoated by Lianne-Issa Scarlett 1 by Sellren 'Dissolve' pt 1 in B+W by Xaydes scared by warni hugh laurie by arwenpandora Dimples by AndyBuck That hopeful glance... by kadiliis Re submition of The Captain by Monkey-Jack lohan again by cakes Orson Welles by daysleeper81 4 8 15 16 23 42 by Lost-in-decay don't pass me by - ringo starr by beckhanson In His Element by DarthFar


Delving deeper into the tools

Some tools=
-All kind of pens/pencils: mechanical pencil, ballpoint pen, pencils, colour pencils, markers, watercolour pencils.
:bulletred:Colour pencils:
Marine-Desert Man Update by TanjaLouiseArtist Thoughts by Acacia13 :thumb97797174: The Perfect Earrings by Adolin-of-Light Johnny Depp 1 by Maggy-P Keira Knightley by joelle-t27 Angelina Jolie2 by joelle-t27 Gynoid by Syntheta-NZ Wishing by Syntheta-NZ
:bulletblack: A pencil is an instrument consisting of a thin stick of graphite or charcoal and clay, usually encased inside wood cylinder or paper/plastic sheath.
:bulletred: A mechanical pencil or automatic pencil is a pencil containing an internal mechanism which pushes the thin graphite lead through the tip.
:bulletred: Used with pencils: tortillons (tightly rolled sheets of paper) and Blending Stumps, paper tissue.
:bulletred:Pencils, graphite-pencils:
Nick Frost by MindlessCreativity Paul by gredandfeorge Helen of Troy by JohnHLynch Charlize Theron-drawing by episac Sarah Wayne Callies by Svera Little One by Itsmerick Reflections by andlastly Alba by ocsana :thumb81060230: Uma Thurman by ocsana .:Queen of Hearts:. by Tanya-B Charlize Theron by Maggy-P :thumb98496079: Charlize - Under One Moon by Cataclysm-X Tarja Turunen by Haliestra Light by KLSADAKO Gene Teirney by Daddyo4 Lauren Bacall by Daddyo4 Natalie Portman by Daddyo4 Daybreak by Lianne-Issa Jared Leto by Lorelai82 Pauley Perrette by Karentownsend Jethro by Karentownsend grampy + Kieran finished baby by Dragonsanddaffodils Liv Tyler by LucaTedde Aoi by dandipuffs Captain Jack Sparrow... Savvy? by Ashtoreth The first meeting by Dragonsanddaffodils Bar Refaeli by mwford Agnes by Pustelnik Loneliness by Pustelnik :thumb94002598: Bring Your Alibis by zoobyshoe Images and Words by Cataclysm-X Roses are Red by Cataclysm-X Tuomas Holopainen by Ashtoreth Sharon Den Adel by Ashtoreth Vision of Liv by Ashtoreth Britney Spears by remnantrising Aya Ueto - Perfection by Keynan Just another eye | October 29, 2008 by uzorpatorica Charlize Theron by AdneCarvalho Scissorhands by AdneCarvalho Broken Doll by Syntheta-NZ Captain Jack Sparrow by AndyBuck Tanja by Raishuu Sharon Stone by Maggy-P
:bulletred:Charcoal / -pencils:
Big Smile by Acacia13 Megan Fox by icyheart Old Woman by theangryfish Capt. James Kirk by theangryfish In the sunlight by Zindy Matthew Fox by Zindy Kristen Kreuk II by joelle-t27 Who is this? by diethyloxide Evanescnece by remnantrising Je me fous du passe by IleanaHunter  
:bulletblack: Charcoal is typically a medium to be loved or loathed. In an instant it can create those rich blacks. However there is the charcoal dust. Usually everywhere except the very place you wanted it.
These are often used with charcoal:
:bulletred: Fixative
:bulletred: Putty eraser
:bulletred: container to hold the charcoal dust.
:bulletred: Brushes
:bulletblack: Pens use a liquid marking material.
:bulletred:Markers:
Betty Grable by tainted-orchid
:bulletblack: Watercolor pencils are a cross-over between drawing and painting. You draw with them as you would with any pencil, but then you can run a wet brush over your drawing.
:bulletred:Watercolour pencils:
SandraBULLOCK_STEP_6 by cmg2901

-Painting: with oilpaint, watercolours, acryls, gouasche, ink.
:bulletblack: to a surface such as: wall, paper, canvas, wood.
:bulletblack: The oldest known paintings are at the Chauvet Cave in France, claimed by some historians to be about 32,000 years old. They are engraved and painted using red ochre and black pigment and show different kinds of animals such as horses and mammoths and humans that are often hunting.
:bulletblack: In Western cultures oil painting, (acrylics) and watercolour painting are the best known media.
Survail by graemeb Lisa_Kanuti by HeatherHorton Saint No.39 by Doc-Hammer Charity by MKimm Frate che legge by InTheNameOfArt Sully by InTheNameOfArt Red Fox by InTheNameOfArt Severus Snape by hever Hero by theangryfish :thumb82759071: :thumb82756182:
In the East, ink and color ink historically predominated the choice of media.
Ink of Clapton by Amanda-Kee Woman in ink by nikis Morgan Freeman by RTyson Liv in Ink (2004) by riansart

-Digital painting, vector, vexel
:bulletblack: Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolours, oil paint etc. are applied using digital tools. Included in many programs are brushes that represent a traditional style of for example oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and airbrushing.
VENUS WAKES UP by AURORY New Change by AURORY - Clint Eastwood - by Monkey-Jack
:bulletblack: Vector graphics are based on mathematical equations.
:bulletblack: Vexel is an entirely pixel-based form that imitates the vector graphics technique, but is distinguished from normal vector graphics or raster images.
Let's play cabaret by manitu



See also the previous articles= Realistic people news.deviantart.com/article/57… and Realistic people II news.deviantart.com/article/59… .



Paint it black by imclod Mischa Barton no2 by ElenaR :thumb84105506: Daniel Day-Lewis by Dead-Beat-Nick The Father of Psychoanalysis by Dead-Beat-Nick My First Pastel Experiment by deviant-art-guy Yui by WitchiArt Who are you by Lost-in-decay Half of you_Christina Aguilera by Esteljf Tuomas Holopainen I by Esteljf windy by beckhanson From The Land Down Under by astarvinartist There's Something In The Eyes by astarvinartist Yukie Nakama by eileenirma Study Jessica 030708 by AEnigm4 Cameron Diaz by remnantrising .: Lucille Ball :. by tainted-orchid Gabrielle by CFWhitman Vivian leigh- Golden Era 4 by Hongmin Eyes of Penelope CRUZ by cmg2901 Sandra Bullock_bw_final_STEP by cmg2901 CHARLIZE THERON  3_edit by cmg2901 Jennifer Decker Drawing by Novastar2486
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artmapassion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
such a wonderful collection of master pieces here
every art is excellent
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
They are :)
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kristymariethomas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the features! =) Beautiful work up there. It's an honor to be included. =)
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
:hug:
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Deepak2496 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
you are amazing!!!! wow
I just started figure drawing class, and I can appreciate the talent you have.
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Have you seen the next article yet: [link] :thumbsup:
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Wow!! This is amazing!
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thank you :handshake: .
You are pretty amazing, too!

And thanks for adding the article to your favourite news :heart: .
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Hey! No problemo & you're welcome! :)
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1katara567 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Awsome!!
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
:thumbsup:
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Daniel-Kiessler Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
A truly great collection!
cheers,
dk
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Thanks :handshake: .
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CrookedPictures Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing talent =]
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
True :thumbsup: .
Thanks for adding the article among your favourite news :handshake: .
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afireintheforest Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Why? What's the point in copying photographs? I'm not trying to be annoying or rude, I am honestly curious because I used to do that as a kid and grew tired of it very quickly.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I guess it is a test to oneself, how good can you get.
I myself don't feel that I'd be quite good enough yet for anything more complex and imaginative, so I practise by drawing with a reference photo.
For me that is the point and I admire people who obviously are good at it. I also admire people who can make paintings and drawings with something extra; something that makes one think and feel. But this is not an article about them :) .
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afireintheforest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thank you for replying, I still feel very confused about the meaning of all of it, and of it being a test. I think realistic drawing based on photographs it's just pointing what's obvious and leaving little to creativity, art and illusion. But thank you very much for trying to explain, I apreciate it. Take care.
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
You too, I'm sorry for not being able to explain it better.
But I think much of it is a question of taste. Some people just like to see something photograph-like done with pencils (or other media) and some prefer things more abstract :) .
Same with music; heavy or pop. You cannot fully explain your taste to someone with a completely different point of view.
Or cats and dogs :D . (I like both, though. :D )
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afireintheforest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I agree with you on that point, but I don't think it is just a matter of taste. I did realistic, photograph-like portraits for two whole years. At that time, I didn't know anything about art (not that I know much now), nobody taught me about it and wasn't curious enough to find out by myself. I liked the classics only, and couldn't care less about modern painting, about expressionism, cubism, dadaism, futurism or anything that envolved real emotion, sweat, tears, blood, you know, to me painting is a really raw and dirty thing, just like poetry. It was only when someone slapped me on the face that I started to realize what I was doing, and what a wonderful world of art I had in front of me. What colours, what textures! The challenge to me is to understand myself and what's in my sight field, to know, to create. My teories might be very simplistic, but I believe in them truely. I am really curious, just like a cat (that I prefeer to dogs, actualy, ;) ).
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
The conversation continues elsewhere :) .
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Awesome info thank you :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
My pleasure :thumbsup: .
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
:)
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fixart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
you should check this gallery :icontoniart57:
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Yes, I have visited his gallery after writing this article. Great artist :thumbsup: .
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:iconfixart:
fixart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) he is my menthor :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
That is so cool :thumbsup:
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fixart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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emeseszorenyi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow..... this collection is incredible! Great job, thanks for sharing such an amazing selection. :gallery:
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
My pleasure :handshake: .
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manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Your welcome! Your vexels and vectors are great :thumbsup: .
And thank you for adding the article among your favourite news :heart: .
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Strutsi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice article. Not too many artists do realistic traditional art these days.
+fav
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you for adding the article among your favourite news :thumbsup: .

Kiitos!
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canhur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Interface Designer
wow:)
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Yeah, they are pretty amazing :D
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
many many thanks for the favs! i appreciate being posted with all these other great works!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
:thumbsup: .
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sheeroo3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
nice collection...
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crazy-arty-type Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
wow so many amazing pieces!! thanks for putting it together!!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
My pleasure :handshake: .
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andlastly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Correction: Two of my pieces! Thank you. Excellent list
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andlastly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Digital Artist
HI!! And thank you for featuring one of my pieces in your thread here, wow, there is alot of talent out there, you have pointed that out.. Awesome.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
You're welcome. They are amaxing pieces :thumbsup: .
And yes, there definitely is a huge amount of talent here in Deviant Art :) .
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imclod Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice article again - and I'm impressed by the sheer number of featured images, you picked so many beautiful pieces :) Thanks for featuring me as well ^_^
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
You're welcome :handshake: !
I had a great time featuring all of you :aww: .

Thank you for adding the article among your favourite news :heart: .
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imclod Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome; I still want to take a closer look at some of them, it's just too many, they'll have to wait 'till Christmas :D
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gredandfeorge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a wonderful resource page. Thanks!!!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I'm glad you liked it :thumbsup: . :)
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