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Anatomy Part 1: Form and Function by shutterbones Anatomy Part 1: Form and Function by shutterbones
(Please forgive the unholy size of this tutorial)

Part 1 - Form & Function: [link]
Part 2 - Proportions: [link]
Part 3 - Face & Feeling: ---
Part 4 - Action & Interaction: ---

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Now assuming you kids don't bleed from the eyeballs while reading this wall of text, here's a long-awaited tutorial about anatomy... or at least what I think I know about it. I feel kind of unworthy to be the person making it since I've never been to art school and drawing is just a self-employed hobby of mine. I don't pretend to be a master of the arts.

However! Since I've been asked a many times before, and just recently, I finally decided to buckle down and make some form of coherent "notes" over what I do know. I hope this series helps you guys more than it confuses. I would hate to confuse you all. And just for the record, here's some other EXCELLENT tutorials not made by me that probably explain the subject a lot better than I ever could (and from probably more professional artists than myself)
Form & Function

Fellas Tutorial and Ladies Tutorial by `alexds1

Drawing Children by *toerning

Dorf Drawing Guide by *aimo

Proportions

Feet Drawing Guide by *goku-no-baka

Hand Tutorial by `alexds1
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BlackMoril Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I'm reading a lot of tutorials like that on dA lately and this one has some valuable observations I've not encountered before, so thanks for that :dummy:
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KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial, thanks :)
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no prob!
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Ssobaka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH thank you! magnificent tutorial!!!
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem!
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wolvenlied1989 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I think out of the whole tutorials the advice (closing thoughts) at the bottom are the most valuable :)
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found them helpful! :D
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Shokai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much! It was really helpful! I, like you, am a self-taught hobbyist/artist as well. I read from some resources to start off with simplified skeletons, but this didn't always work for me. Then I found out about using blocks and circles. Sometimes, one may not work or I will prefer one over the other based on what I'm drawing. I realized that it's best to use whatever you feel will get the job done. Because of you, I have hope in my endeavors to continue drawing ^_^
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad you could find some use out of it! And also good luck with your art, I wish you the best in your endeavors. :D
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KaishoSohando Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks for this helpful tutorial, though I find it hard to find good tutorials. So thanks :3
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Imnurhest Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man ... looks like I broke the tutorial. I'm tall and fat XD
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Chocolatevmilk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I got some troubles with draw male bodies so its really helpful for me!!
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad I could be of some help :D
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Bantilicious Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really detailed and well-worded. Thanks!
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem I glad I could help out some :)
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Vanity-And-Nightfall Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! This is really helpful.
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could be of assistance! :D
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MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is one of the most helpful tutorials I have ever read. Thank you!
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I glad you could find some use out of it :)
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Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite being a visual learner, your wall of words was actually quite helpful to me.
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very glad it wasn't a headache to read then, lol. And also glad to hear it was helpful! :)
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NanaItalia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
helped a lot. thank you^^
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Like it. :)
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Skully-Keys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A really good tutorial- I didn't think it was a wall of words at all- it's helped me a lot! Thanks :)
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Amie-geaidesbois Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you for this tutorial :)
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jo0ony Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student
thank you sooooooo much
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Mustuko-chan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! *-*
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cjtrunk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for this!
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Super helpful tutorial! Really nice job and thanks for putting it together! :la:
Can't wait to see the other installations!
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RaraAvisInTerra Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is awesome, I was about to ask you for one! :iconexcitedlaplz:
It's just what I needed!
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andrivette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessss! Can't wait for more!
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