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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: ---


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


Feet Drawing Guide by *goku-no-baka

Hand Tutorial by `alexds1
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Ssobaka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH thank you! magnificent tutorial!!!
wolvenlied1989 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think out of the whole tutorials the advice (closing thoughts) at the bottom are the most valuable :)
shutterbones Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you found them helpful! :D
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 ^_^
shutterbones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General 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
KaishoSohando Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks for this helpful tutorial, though I find it hard to find good tutorials. So thanks :3
Imnurhest Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man ... looks like I broke the tutorial. I'm tall and fat XD
Chocolatevmilk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I got some troubles with draw male bodies so its really helpful for me!!
shutterbones Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad I could be of some help :D
Bantilicious Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really detailed and well-worded. Thanks!
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