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Derp
I wish I wasn't a lazy prick and actually studied some anatomy. I just mimic the general shapes and have very little actual knowledge about the stuff under the skin.
I feel kinda bad drawing Chie with such a scrawny frame but then again it does suit the character. Jon is also difficult because muscles are a mystery to me yet he needs to have those, and just the right size too.

Photoshop 7, textures from cgtextures.com.
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:iconbrisinblz:
Brisinblz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Nice Very nice :P I still have trouble making a stick figure with correct proportions making it bodylike is much much harder 
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comowaz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
May I silence you just for a second and say your anatomy is fantastic. Because it is.

anyhow, I'm sort of busy gawking at the first guy on the left as of the moment so...

yeah, nice job.
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pirate-kittie Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student
*envy envy envy* I-I wish I could do anatomy as well as you. I looked at your comic preview and all of the different body types you draw have me in aw!
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maaria Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Haha, thanks <3 I'm glad you appreciate the effort
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TiggyTiglon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Digital Artist
You just mimic the shapes....!?!?!!? I study anatomy whenever and however I can yet I do not yield a result anywhere near as well as yours. Either I'm a failure at anatomy or you are a goddess of it.
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maaria Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I, uh... I guess I've just gotten good at the mimicry? :-D Seriously though I have no idea how most bones and muscles work. It's good that you've started studying early!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
This looks awesome. A great variety of shapes.
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:iconc4-andthe-velvetrage:
Huh... you're right. There really are four basic anime body types. You do manage to create fun character designs within that template, though. I like the costumes a lot, too :)
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sixgunsalute Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
dude you are so weird, your anatomy is pretty solid. just practice a lot. but you already knew that. ;D
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Thanks... but you can't really tell how much trouble I went through to get those four look somewhat right, can you :D I just wish this stuff came out of my pen more effortlessly. Gotta practice, yeah.
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Rekinji Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I know this might be a very late tip...

But...Try actually giving the clothes some volume, most of them aren't skin-tight you know...^^

Other than that, your anatomy knowledge surpasses mine by 4 whole Atlantic seas... (Heh, I'm lucky if I can make a stick figure even resemble a body...)
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Johannadeen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008   Filmographer
Ihanaa! Erilaisia vartaloita! :D Tykkään aivan kettuna, kun sarjakuvan hahmoilla on selkeästi erilaiset ruumiinrakenteet. Amber on jännittävän kurvikas. o_o En aiemmin tajunnutkaan, että tämä olisi noin.. nainen. :D
Ja jestas muskelit ja isot lihakset tosiaan. x_x Pitäisi päästä piirtämään jotain lihaskimppua livenä, niin oppisi niidenkin piirtämisestä jotain. :D Pitäisi palkata joku tosi beefy miesstrippari porukka likkaporukalla ja käskeä niiden mallata meille hiljaa ja rauhassa, että voidaan tutkia miten esim. käsivarren lihakset menee! Voisivat yllättyä, kun jengi pyörisi niiden ympärillä hiukset ponnarilla ja luonnosvihkot kädessä otsa rypyssä. :D
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maaria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Hehe tänks~
Amberilla oli alunperin aika tavallinen kroppa mutta päätin jossain vaiheessa että superkurvikkaana se on oikeastaan hauskempi.
Niinpä! Elävänmallinkursseilla ei tunnu koskaan olevan lihaksikkaita ihmisiä. Ei sitä luu/lihasanatomiaa kauhean hyvin opi jos kaikki mallit on muodottomia pötköjä :<
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Johannadeen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Filmographer
No niimPÄ. Pitäs mennä jonnekin kehonrakennuksen SM-kisoihin piirtelemään.
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TheGreatMrChibi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Hey! Don't stress. Anatomy is easy-- you only have to get it mostly right, and you've gotten it mostly mostly right already. Get yourself a skeleton and draw it-- it will help you IMMENSELY. For musculature, just identify where the main masses are. You don't have to do every ripple or ab or anything like that-- just push the volume of your characters to suggest they have something in the right places under their skin. I think you did a great job with that on smoker dude-- he looks buff!

And anyway, you're working cartoony, anyway. Honestly, if you want my advice, screw accurate anatomy. Make your own anatomy! Boil your characters down into some interesting shapes! Strong cartoon character design is built around creating strong, attractive, identifiable sillouettes-- and the best way to do that is to give your characters a solid geometric foundation!

Make smoker dude triangular! Push the curves on sexy chick! See just how far you can push your designs while keeping them recognizable. Even if you want to keep your characters in this more realistic style, you'll find that the designs themselves will mature.

...in conclusion, what you need to work on is foreshortening, not anatomy. *points at sexy chick's elbow and runs*
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maaria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Thanks!
I'm doing cartoony in the sense that it isn't entirely realistic, however the context of the characters is too serious to make the designs too wacky either. I see your point there however.
Critique works better if you've got a suggestion on how to improve the wonky parts though...
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Cadowin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
You should have atleast one chubby girl there, so that normal people can relate to them. x3

They are pretty~
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maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Hehe, yeah... actually the chubby/fat main character is something I'll probably want to try sometime. Just to defy some steretypes if anything.
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Frozen89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Man boobzit *squeeeeeeze*
Woman boobzit *squeeeeeeze*
Nerd boobzit *No squeeze*

Riittää hyvin kuvaamaan kroppatyyppejä.
Tämäkin kuva vain todistaa, että jokainen sarjakuva tarvitsee yhden rynnäsriitan dominoimaan miehiä(?).
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maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Rynnäsriitta :-D
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Frozen89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
No eikö se muka ole..? 8D

Valittelit tuossa muuten Jonipojan lihaksista.
Hyvältähän ne tuossa näyttävät.

Itse idolisoin Arakawan tyyliä piirtää lihaksia (Tämä tosin on opiskellut lihaksiston anatomiaa).

Ja, noh... Eihän Toriyamakaan ikinä opiskellut lihaksistoa, silti tämän tyyli näyttää oikealta ja hienolta.
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maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Joo on, naureskelin termille <3

Tuossa se näyttääkin suht ookoolta kun jaksoin nähdä vähän vaivaa, mutta silti on kamalan vaikeaa piirtää just sopivan levyiset hartiat ja sopivan kokoista habaa. Ei saa olla liian laiha eikä liian kaappi.

Juu, Arakawa on oikee körmyekspertti :D Muuten jees mutta sen sirommillakin hahmoilla tuntuu olevan vähän liikaa sitä massaa. Tyyli mikä tyyli.
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Frozen89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Arakawa piirtää lihaksia nyt jopa slummissa eläville ishvaalilapsille... Kai ne treenaa jokainen päivä sitä lihasmassaa kun ruokaa ei ole, kroppa ei saa energiaa ruoan puutteen takia ja - HETKONEN, sehän on mahdotonta!
Arakawaaaaaaaa!!

Alex Louis Armstrong = :heart:
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:iconrami:
rami Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
I like these sketches, and I think you have a good grasp of anatomy. Don't be so hard on yourself.
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Haha, sorry. I just whine about stuff when I'm bored :D
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Snitter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Writer
Oh cool!! Neat pic!
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AngelJoyFound Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
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I love the colors/layout.
(Anatomy is good too :] )
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gungriffon-geona Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
despite what you said, you do have a fair grasp of the structure of the body. it could use some work, but you're definitely on the right track as best I can tell. look up resources on the structure of the human body that gets a bit more in depth. if that's not viable, there's always reference pose models that can be used. just have fun with it.
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karaii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Yeah, I have the same trouble 3: But your anatomy looks fine! <3 All your characters are so awesome ;-; :love:
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Joon-ki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
I like their outfits and expressions~ c:
Very cool<3
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Fataldose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It totally looks like jon is wearing ass-less chaps :0 hot.
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Yeah those are... some kinda chaps. I'm not even sure how they look from behind but I'll have to avoid drawing it too kinky :D
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Fataldose Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you don't avoid it :D
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
No seriously, I couldn't handle it. I'd go like "ffffldjsfdhfgf" and die.
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oyogiboy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
ffffldjsfdhfgf
*dies
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Pandemoniumswings Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love the poses and attitude.
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