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Male Anatomy: Front View Tutorial by SteveGibson Male Anatomy: Front View Tutorial by SteveGibson
Check out a quick version of this tutorial: [link]

*UPDATE: forgot there was more I wanted to say about this piece!

I wanted to do a tutorial that was somewhat different than everything else out there. I personally hate measuring things by heads. 8 heads tall for heroic sizes, 5-6 for realistic. Just too complicated for me to measure heads.

That's why I try to break everything down into halves, most of us can judge the halfway point and be fairly accurate, so that's why I feel it's a superior method of measurement (that's just my opinion of course).

Originally I struggled with breaking things into halves until I realized I should leave out the head in the measurement.

I will upload a picture of how many times I've drawn and tried different ways to construct the front view of a male. It's TONS. I spent lots of time tracing other anatomical drawings by different artists, mostly Andrew Loomis and disney. A fair amount of my work is based off of Loomis. I always always always in anything I do try to find the simplest way to do it, and fastest. at this point I can draw a fairly fleshed out front view in about 1-2 minutes. Maybe that seems like a long time for some extremely experienced life drawing artists but, I feel like for the average person, 1-2 minutes is quick!

I want everyone to be quick, I don't want people to struggle as much as I have over learning to draw. Yes the struggle helps define us as an artist, but I'd rather see people getting better at drawing faster so the amazing imaginations we have as artists won't be hampered by our ability (or lack of) to draw.

---------------------------------------End of note.

Well, I've been working on a series of tutorials over the summer. A way to very simply measure and draw an armature to full proper anatomy.

Sorry it's so ugly!

This should teach you a fair bit of muscles and the skeleton, both are extremely important!!!

I hope that if anyone finds this useful, please send me some of your practices doing this, or leave a comment about what you thought of the tutorial.

If you do find it helpful, please share it around! just remember to give me credit ;)

*NOTE: the underlying drawing I used is not mine, I'm not sure who's it is but it floats around the interest a fair bit.
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Eternal-II Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Been looking everywhere for something like this. I kept running into "how to animu" tutorials and it was pissing me off....
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SteveGibson Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well I'm happy it was helpful. Make sure you check out my other ones and watch me cause there will be more coming over the holidays.
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startraveller776 Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SteveGibson Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Rovanna Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice breakdown of the shapes in the body. I always have more trouble with guys than girls. :love: Thanks!
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SteveGibson Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'll make some more soon. Next up is side profile, then back, then 3/4 turn front and back.
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franny123 Sep 23, 2012  Student Writer
This is REALLY helpful.
Thanks for making this, really!
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Thats the most informative info I've seen in a long time.
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SteveGibson Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks all, getting comments motivates me to make more tuts!
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:iconryukyus1:
Thank you very much for this, love to way you how to create the main muscles step by step, looking forward to others.
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