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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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Squidrog Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish my art teachers actually taught more than basic facial anatomy. Thanks, humans are hard.
Hayashii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
that is really helpful! Thank you!
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?
jrl8111 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
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