Posts tagged anatomy
I haven’t seen this brought up much in drawing guides, and it’s a mistake I used to make and that I see a lot, mostly in young artists but occasionally in professionals’ stuff and it’s really simple-
A lot of artists don’t make the back of their character’s heads big enough, the part behind the ear is collapsed a lot of times. The ear is more or less above the middle of the neck when seen from the profile. The width of the head in front of the ear (if you slice off the facial feature area..), and the width of the head from the ear and back are almost the same.
I think a lot of people draw the back of the head depending on where the back of the neck is, and that’s unreliable. The shape of the back of the neck connecting with the back of the head changes depending on how big your trapezoid is. If you want someone to instantly look buff just make the back of their neck go up to the middle of the back of the head lol.
used this stock for the girl profile
Guess where this reference came from? I will say that Mad March has some of the most beautiful hands I’ve seen in years. And I know that comes off as creeper-ish but I DO mean that from a purely aesthetic point of view. He has amazing hands. The kinda hands where I could drag him into my life drawing classes at school and other art students would be fawning over his hands. Which seems obvious now that I think about it, a bass player’s hands would be a work of art. Why have I never studied them before?
I don’t even care if this comes off as creepy. He has gorgeous hands and I had to draw them.
EYEYSYYES I NEEDED THISOMG
Learning anatomy drawing is important. Period. Whatever you plan to draw and however you plan to draw it you need to have an idea of what it actually looks like, practice in realism, before you plan to move on to creative interpretation.
Here are examples of all different kinds of athletic body types to illustrate the importance of knowing what sort of “built” look you will need to go for when drawing and designing a character. Not all fit is the same fit and it is so hard to find adequate variety when looking for references. These were linked by a talented comic artist Nina Matsumoto. Here site can be found here.
A good sampling of her art can be found here.
“Hands Tutorials for Those Who Hates Drawing Them”
Original can be found on Pixiv, I just translated it. I figured it can be helpful to some.
Here’s a combined version for those who prefer one giant tutorial.
omg this is wonderful
reblogging for reference
I reblogged this so many times I finally found the translated version