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NOTE: I'm not trying to push any sexual identity agenda or statement with these, so for those calling this tutorial "cis-sexist", keep in mind that tutorials such as these are much easier and simpler to explain this way to an art-education audience.

I got so many inquiries about a male tutorial, so thanks to everyone for their patience. As with my female tutorial, I don't intend to offend anyone with these, so please don't get offended for some reason. These are very generalized body types, so there are a  million types in between these.

I may do up some more intensive anatomical tutorials based on my schooling and others' methods.

As before, there are many illustrators out there that know much more than I do, so I highly suggest studying their work and methodology:

Frank Frazetta
Tanino Liberatore
Steve Huston
Michael Hampton
Moebius
John Buscema
Burne Hogarth
Andrew Loomis
Milo Manara
Paolo Serpieri
Phil Hale
Nishimura Kinu
Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Barry Windsor-Smith
Bernie Wrightson
Bengus

YOU CAN ASK ME FOR MORE ILLUSTRATORS IF YOU NEED INSPIRATION IN OTHER AREAS.
FEMALE TUTORIAL
FACE DRAWING TUTORIAL
 
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Who sent you h8 about it pushing cis-agenda? XD  Or rather should I say, where are the replies stating that?

I mean, I don't see any complaints in the comments.... save the one squeemish dude.
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit, new artist to watch
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fakeno Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this super awesome and useful tutorial! 
I hope to use it soon!
Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to be of service!
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KingGigabyte Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you for making this ! It's extremely helpful.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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mrornge800 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Why the fuck is this not downloadable! One of the greatest tutorials ive ever seen and i cant even use it. Whoever you are that made this, you are awesome, but fuck you.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Um, can't you just right click and 'save as'? That's universal across pretty much every website on the internet. 
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coconutrampage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This really helps >;) I draw the succ

On a serious level this will help me mold my cartoonish style weeeeeeeee :o
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D-Blue02 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for making this!  These tutorials will be a really big help in my artistic reeducation!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm happy it could be of use to you!
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JackHeadphonius Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm giving this a fave. I've been wanting to try making my own style, and I think this could help me practice! I'll fave the face tutorial and female tutorial while I'm at it :D
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could be of service!
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oblivionartcraft132 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is probably one of the most realistic body drawing concepts I've encounter
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Inspector-Spinda Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cept that child is so fully of sassy. when i was a kid i didnt recall looking so coooool (lol)
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I try! 
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Kavahle22 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Quick question: How does one differentiate a child from a little person? considering both types are about the same head height? Im tired when writing this so if i missed some obvious clue or something pls dont yell at me.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, no worries. If I had to guess, I'd probably say that little people tend to have the head size of a grown adult, but a body similar to that of a child. 
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Kavahle22 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Ah ok, that does help. Thanks!
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GlauxBryonia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Old post, I know, but just in case you're still looking for ways to differentiate short adults from children:

1) children body lines are softer and more rounded compared to adults (think of the term 'baby fat'). You can make the distinction in drawings by making their bone structure and musculature less pronounced. So don't use hard lines for collarbones, clavicles, biceps, triceps, etc. The rib cage is a slightly different matter since that stands out unless they're very overweight, but it still shouldn't be drawn too sharply unless you're drawing a skinny kid. When drawing the neck, remember that the Adam's apple only starts to get clearly visible with puberty, and might not be visible on every adult (yay human variation).

2) an other way to make a distinction is with the face. A child's face seems smaller in comparison with the rest of the head than an adult's. The forehead is larger, and features such as the nose and mouth are smaller. Eyes often appear larger. Like with the body, children's features are often softer and more rounded, particularly at the cheeks and jaw. For a clear example, Just lay pictures of toddlers and adults next to each other and observe the main differences. By playing around with this you can draw children of various ages. The older the child, the less difference there is with the adult face.

I hope this is still helpful even after all this time. If not, sorry for bothering you.
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vick330 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of these type of tutorial I've seen use different models, but you show the same model with well-defined characteristics for each body type, and it thus makes it easy to use as reference and really useful. Thank you for sharing :clap:
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I'm glad I could help!
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Vaughn-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
I can kind of understand where some of the more extreme reactions are coming from. When I was a little younger, I could not stand any nudity that did not have a warning filter, but really only for one specific reason: Nudity is forced on everybody through show biz, nonstop, and it's not good nudity. The nudity that is forced on you portrays it in a "dirty" way, kind of? And in a way that is supposed to shame you, while pretending to be "good natured" when it actually isn't. So, I get that. I used to be like that. It's frustrating when it's inescapable and you just want to give your brain a really long break. I've learned how to stop taking that out on others, who actually just mean good.

But, lol, this is a tutorial for male anatomy. Any reasonable person can understand the (very vague) genitals that are shown. So I don't really get their thought process here. Oh well. I'm glad you've found some humor in their comments though xD.

Thank you tons for this, by the way, and for baring with all the stupidity in order to help others out with the male figure. It's awesome of you.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I understand that point for sure and I totally sympathize, but yeah, as you said regarding this tutorial in particular, the genitalia is so vague, it really isn't cause for complaint. I think because of the vagueness, and an attempt to reach as many budding artists as possible, I didn't find it necessary to tag this as mature. 

Haha, dA is always a laugh riot.


No problem, haha. I hope to make more tutorials soon! Really appreciate your understanding. :)
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Starlit-Pawprints Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm surprised you've gotten complaints about the nudity?  I was going to say how I appreciated how vague you already were with the private parts xD
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently there's still people on here too immature to handle it. *shrugs*

Haha, thanks!
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GhostGirl2205 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Too many dicks.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, heaven forbid a tutorial about drawing the nude male body have dicks in them. 
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GhostGirl2205 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Just a joke.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ha sorry, no worries, just a natural reaction. I've already gotten a few LEGIT complaints about the presence of dicks in a figure drawing tutorial. 
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GhostGirl2205 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Seriously? Just draw a bunch of dicks to piss them off.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, they're actually quite amusing. This is an actual comment I received on this tutorial-

"Could you not add the penises next time, I saved this to my phone and my parents questioned my sexuality, I mean, we know they are males, so the penises aren't really needed next time."

Hahaha, that's a dumbass comment hall of famer right there. 
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GhostGirl2205 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Yeah, because looking at a dick drawing will TOTALLY make you gay.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Totally. 
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Struphic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this! This is very helpful for my 3D modeling work!
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to be of service!
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MadaMihaA Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Thank you very much for this!
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pizzarollstar Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
People are upset by their biological bodies? they need to grow up especially if they are pursuing art, anywho. I really like this tutorial and I think it is so awesome how you had so many different body types and some I haven't seen in tutorials, anyway. love it.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree. There's a big difference between being concerned for someone's health(especially if they're morbidly obese or horribly emaciated) and merely imposing your personal taste on others(which too many people do).

Thanks a bunch! Glad I could help!
 
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ViolaRae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Thanks! I was having a hard time finding anatomy for an overweight, or otherwise not muscular/idealized, man. This helps a lot.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very glad I could help!
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B-Bly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really enjoyed it!  Great practice for me.  Thanks!
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odivesco Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
nice tutorial!
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Hibiscus-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I never noticed the difference between steroidVSnatural muscles before except for the fat ratio! I never noticed the texture was different too! Thanks!
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very general observation for sure, so I'd look up more specific info if you want to be very accurate. 
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Hibiscus-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Will keep in mind!
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J--Gray Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another good way to spot some differences, is look at modern body builders, then look at bodybuilders from Arnold's time and back. You'll notice that certain muscles in steroid users are over grown and out of proportion, like the thigh's and traps. Also, the distended belly/abs.
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Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Thanks so much, this is super helpful. :)
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this will be useful! thank you!!
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zoedow1120 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Thank you!
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