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Simplify Human Anatomy guide by sakimichan Simplify Human Anatomy guide by sakimichan
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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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sbello Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
thanks for the tutorial, im gonna practice a lot :D (Big Grin) 
Petra1999 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Helped me alot! Many thanks! :D
Air-KC Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thanks for Sharing Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
Fuminz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
thank you for tutorial! i like all of your tutorial :) you're good!
malawika Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial and the advice! You are wonderful!

In fact, I tend to focus on the details, and at the end I fail to achieve a coherent whole. In fact, the need for a huge amount of self-denial and weight exercises. I could ask you about some books that I could rely on something at the very beginning?

Bri-Luv Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
would you be able to do this for males?
TheLondonJamJar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are both males and females
Emeraldarcbreon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok I NEED this guide! Simple and useful, plus it might help me a little more with drawing people.
hoodiefiend Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very helpful + easy to understand :3
dinaminzer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
J4B Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find this very useful.
futuregrrl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
Awesome! Thank you! :)
fechi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legs and the arms always seem to screw me over. Any other tips on that?

Lovely tut
Skyangel7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you so much! ^_^
Linheha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much !
ASnowyDay Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh thank you very much for this! It's quite helpful! c8
MissApiphany Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Weee thanks for this!
Wandering-Fez Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Very helpful!
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
Seven-Edge Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
good tips, awesome!! :D (Big Grin) 
Bella-Dolyna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! This is very helpful!
cherrymissy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student
this is very helpful, thanks!
Ex-zile Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
thanks a lot :iconhappytearsplz: everything around the pelvis is a nightmare to me!
galacticpink Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PS - I wish I could fave thismore than once it's been AMAZINGLY helpful. XD
Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Argh, I just want to see a whole page of body guidelines from you. Just incomplete sketches that shows how you guideline. You're so amazing.
Laetusmua Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting tutorial. This shall prove greatly helpful for me :)
alxdeman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ummm how do I send hugs? :D (Big Grin) Just what I've been looking for!
Digital-Daedal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks Sakimi!
samirparida Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
very nice..
Jack-Lambert Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing what you know.  I really appreciate it.  I'm really not that good at drawing people and this will help, thank you.
mirmzy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is SO helpful :happybounce: 
purple-sunset Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's useful, I used to sketch skipping basic figure outline concepts- it's more time consuming doing so but its worth it to have a good structure 
Sahara-Fang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Artist
dem single ladies :D

ahh so helpful thanks
RMusic14 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!! thanks
Hevfas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
this helps immensely, thanks!
MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lamad Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can already imagine the porn people will make using this.
ClaudiaLewis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Kia-Jay Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Writer
**All the single ladies** 
I came here just to comment that >.<
This is sure to be very helpful to me, though. 
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now this ought to be useful.
MMHinman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very well detailed 0.0
Damaxrin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing your knowledge ! *_* I will use this to the best of my ability !
i-AM-always-AWESOME Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Will definitely use this. :) Thank you! :heart:
gaby13love Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thanks for the tutorial and your tips are very helpful, very kind of you! : D
TheValiantRaven Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thank you so much for this!!

I'm trying to expand from drawing 'just animals' and would really like to get into drawing some people.
Honestly; just to draw some of my favorite superhero's.

Could I ask a question??

Which gender do you think is good to 'start' working on?
Male?? Female??? Or both at the same time?? I'd seem to think breaking one gender at a time, and practicing one at time would be better? But what do I know?? Opinion?
Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From my experience, I'd say try practicing both, and don't limit yourself to drawing one gender. I'm currently in a position where I am unable to draw guys and end up making them have girly hips. ^_^" But then again, I'm not that great of an artist and I didn't make this tutorial, so maybe you might not want to listen to me ^u^" Good luck, though, whatever you decide!
Wakagi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
I completely agree. it's better to work on both. no matter how uncomfortable you may feel with one of the genders.

(I had the same problem where the guys would get these girly hips. Then I kind of got used to drawing guys and forgot how to draw girls properly xD. Nowadays I'm trying to practice both in order to keep the balance.)
Kebiru Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm the opposite. I drawn so many guys for my comic, that I have to draw girls three or four times before I fell good about it. Sakimichan is right though, try going to drawing sessions. If you can't find any, find a friend or draw people on the street. All you're trying to do is capture the simplified form of the person.

After awhile you'll know what you need work on.
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