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Simplify Human Anatomy guide

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Published: January 18, 2011
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This is a tip Sheet with some useful info I learned about how to simplify anatomy in school, I'm simply sharing what I know. : )
In school my teacher told us a very important concept. Don't do the details until you have a solid structure done ,otherwise everything will fall apart.(something like that)This means, the best way to start a picture is by blocking in the basic form/shape/structure to get an idea of what the image will look like, If the image looks good then the final stage whould be adding the details.

-Please note that this is very general, it's very brief and it's not the only way to simplify anatomy.

This tip sheet mainly focuses on simplifying the general male and female anatomy so that artist with difficulty drawing a gender would have a better idea of their differences.

Also My advice to my fellow artist is to use references, nude references are preferred or if u can, attend life drawing sessions ^^

If you have any questions about this tutorial feel free to post below and I'll get back to you asap.
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efrainnqniStudent Traditional Artist
nice
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walkerelaineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for lending us a tutorial of the body proportions!! It's very helpful for me to use every day!
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pinksweet14Hobbyist
Wow, this is really helpful! Thanks!
belleapr's avatar
Amazing! Thanks <3 
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OkamigirlnelHobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful! 
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AuroraHeart1026Hobbyist Digital Artist
A bit disturbed but......idc
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CrazyswifftStudent Digital Artist
I love this!! It's really helpful!! Thank you for this!!
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rainbow-furballStudent Digital Artist
Oh my your tutoriel helped me soooooo much drawing anatomy ;v; thank you!
TannerPoasa's avatar
That undertale refrence ^^ Jerkie
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rainbow-furballStudent Digital Artist
I can see someone who recognize it xD
AnimeCanuck's avatar
The hip-box for guys is definitely useful. I'll remember that! :D
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Gratitude beyond expression.
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Thank you this is very helpful ^^
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SubaruLeargmoonStudent Digital Artist
Thank you! :3 Boo 
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BeginneratartHobbyist General Artist
This is going to help me so much. Job well done!
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Mizael-MizanityProfessional General Artist
Ahhh, this is amazing! Thank you~
5aleesi's avatar
Very helpful. Thank you a ton!
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When you drew this, did you use an overhand or tripod grip? I'm just curious as I can't really decide between the two. I'm new to drawing and for some silly reason this is very difficult for me haha. 
monica3476's avatar
Thanx..its being a good help in my basics..:)
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2Sad2SeriousStudent General Artist
"all the single ladies" XD
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TotemosHobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I laughed so hard when I saw it xD
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mikosan14Hobbyist
sooooo helpful. thank yooooouuuu
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