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Anatomy Tutorial by owdof Anatomy Tutorial by owdof

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Please visit my new account (~kalliann) if you would like to watch me or send me a note/comment. Thank you



THE ANATOMY TUTORIAL THAT MOST OF YOU SEEM TO WANT SO BAD.

Oh my god, I dont know why you people want me to teach you anatomy, because:

a.) I'm a horrible teacher
b.) I suck at anatomy myself. >:

BEFORE anyone decides to bash me for being so inaccurate and saying "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG, BETCH." I would like to stress the fact that I am a self taught artist and have never taken any formal training in art. Everything I know is through my own experience, and anything in this tutorial is my own personal view on anatomy, and how I think it would be easier for other people to learn my method. Just as I stated in my tutorial, I found it weird using the head stacking method-- SO with this, I found a more helpful way to measure limbs without continuously drawing little circles.

It'd be really great if I actually help some of you out with this, so feel free to leave me a comment stating so. :] Those comments really make my day.

Also, feel free to link others to this page if you find it useful, and think that others might want to see it. :] Please ask before posting this on other sites first, and if you do, I need you to credit me, because I poured long hours of thought into this and I dont want it getting stolen. xD;;


Love always,
:iconowdof:


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:iconafanasi-wolf:
Afanasi-Wolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quotes and notes are helpful, thx
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:iconumiko-hitara:
Umiko-Hitara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you mind if I throw this up on Tumblr and give you credit? I have a friend who would like to see it.
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roscocheatham Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
very good, thank you.
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:iconwhitestasian:
WhitestAsian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Kawaii desu desu? X3
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:iconkandisoul:
KandiSOUL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just went to mi help folder :) thnx a bunch for posting!
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:iconmaikekai:
Maikekai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful, thank you :3
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12xXAnneXx12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful. xD
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ayame18 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice tutorial, I'll definitely use it to help me. :iconbravoplz:
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NancieAnimeLuvr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh god, you don't know how much this helps. :iconiwantitplz:

I've been needing to practice my anatomy a bit more, so this a BIG help.
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:iconneglectsummerazure:
NeglectSummerAzure Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
thx helps a lot :)
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:iconnaviwannab:
NaviWannaB Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
GREAT tutorial.
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:iconpary16:
pary16 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this helped me soooo much
you basically pulled me out of my drawing crisis
thank you~ :)
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DahBunnahKing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!
I hatehatehate drawing heads as well...I'm one of those people that will spend FOREVER trying to get one head absolutely perfect.
Though I can be more of a loose drawer...this is really gonna help me! Thanks again!
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pastingcorners Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OTL

I really suck at anatomy. You are my savior. And your gallery is absolutely awesome just to let you know.
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Y-you're welcome! ;u; I'm glad you were able to understand it!
and thank you! >////<
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:iconstatic-foil:
Static-Foil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this tutorial still helps me out today and I reccomend it to friends who hae issues with these things uvu thanks again for sharing.
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
B'aw I'm glad~
Its comments like these that keep me from deleting anything I make. :]
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Creativegreenbeans Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wat r u talking about?! this is a GREAT tutorial! >0< xD its better than any of the books ive ever read ^^

*sigh* this is why i love drawing! when u study up on stuff, then when u understand it and get it, it makes u so excited and makes u wanna go out and draw!! >,<
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owdof Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Awww, thanks Conekonyan! That really means alot! XD~
I wish I could publish a book of tutorials or something, perhaps it'll sell.

Ahhhhh, I know exactly what you mean! x3 I used to be like that too, but nowadays the drive isnt as strong. :(
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Creativegreenbeans Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome! ^^ that would be awesome! xD i'd buy it/read it >,<

awww TT^TT thats no fun xD

heh the drive is stronger for me than most ^^; im obsessed with getting better and stuff like that xD so much my friends say im the female version of rock lee >,< lol
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Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
this is very helpful! and your art is win! :D
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Thanks Minky. :> I'm flattered.
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Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
awww you're welcome :hug:
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Good work! I think you have pretty good methods, as I've never liked the idea of drawing all those heads to measure a body.
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Thank you! :] I'm glad you agree!
It was really frustrating for me at first because I never understood the head-body measurements either. aha~ XD
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah, they could be quite confusing.
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ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I had NO idea how to draw a male body until now.
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owdof Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Oh gosh, wow! LOL I'm glad I was able to help you out!
Males and females really arent so hard to draw. :] You just have to moderate how much you draw of each, so then you'll never lose practice. <33
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Chicky--poo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful. I'm such a doop when it coms to anatomy. ;P I'm definently using this tutorial to help me. Thanks for putting it up! :meow:
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owdof Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Awww, no problem! I'm glad it was able to help you-- but I really should fix some parts. xD;;
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Chicky--poo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Like what? I see no errors. :iconwhutplz:
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Oh, gosh, Well despite it being an anatomy tutorial I can already spot some anatomical errors I've made! haha! XD
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:iconchicky--poo:
Chicky--poo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I see no errors. D: xD
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shatterscope Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm also an untrained semi-realism/semi-anime artist ^^

-xo.
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Oh, gosh, no problem at all! ;u; Its cool to know there are other people out there with similar tastes in style.
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shatterscope Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yar ^^
i'm gonna go check out your other tutorials and gallery stuff now ^^

-xo.
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Marleepup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student
This is amazing one of the tutorials that actually helped me XDD Can I ask, have you made any face tutorials??? I'm looking for one and most of them show how to draw an anime style face, I usually draw in that style but what I'm trying to do this year is start to draw semi-realistic, and if you don't have one could you point me in the right direction?
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owdof Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Aww, I dont have one, sorry.
I never really looked up drawing faces, though. All the tutorials for those (from what I've seen) are taught with an anime perspective. What I'd recommend is looking at tutorials for REALISM. Not semi-realism. that way you can pick up points from those and learn what makes a face realistic-- then you can merge what you know with your anime style to create a semi-realism style that works for you. :]

Some points to remember:
- If you want your eyes to look "real", make them smaller. Anime styles push proportions very far, and thus eyes turn out larger, with small noses and mouths.
- More detail generally gives things a more realistic feel.

Basically, the more you know about human anatomy and proportions, the easier it'll be when you come up with a semi-realistic style. x3 just be a sponge! Take whatever information you can find and figure out a way you can apply it to your work.

Hope I was able to help you in the slightest. :]
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Marleepup Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student
Thanks so much for all the tips to remember :3 I'll search for realistic tutorials and anatomy tutorials as soon as posible ^^ and thanks again <3
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Sure! No problem. :] Glad I could help.
Goodluck on your quest of improvement!
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Marleepup Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student
Thanks <3
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PyroManiacKM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS.
This has helped me so much. Thank you for making this. 8D
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
you're welcome! ;v; I'm really really glad that it's helped you. <3
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weenylem Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i forgot i collected this, it was an awesome surprise when i found it again xD
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Awww~ I'm glad it was! ;u;
Despite it being... rather old, I'm glad it still helps you. <3
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Kyo-Oky Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Amazing tutorial!! I'm going to start practicing right now. I love all the tricks you told us and the measurements and everything! Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconowdof:
owdof Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Thanks so much for commenting! ;u; I'm glad that you've enjoyed and that this method works with you. <33
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Junedoggydogg1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
OMG this is so helpful... my friend ~coral-striker:iconcoral-striker: mentioned this to me while I did my first anime-style drawing... I REALLY needed this tutorial... X3
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owdof Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Awwh~! I'm glad this tutorial's getting around and helping others. *u* Please extend a thank you to ~coral-striker for me.
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Junedoggydogg1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Alright ^^ Thanks again for doing this tutorial for us ^^ and I will tell her... ^^
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