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Kenyu's Anatomy Tutorial Part 1 by Kenyu05KR Kenyu's Anatomy Tutorial Part 1 by Kenyu05KR
SPECIAL MESSAGE UPDATE: Everyone thanks a lot for all the faves! i'm being overwhelmed with all of it and can't simply thank everyone at a time, but thanks a ton for that, really keeps me going. I have to go back to finish the second part.

(update) It's been a long time but work has kept me from taking on side projects, I WILL MAKE IT THOUGH AND YOU WILL LIKE PART 2. stay tuned!-:)

This is my 1st anatomy tutorial. I made it because I wanna improve on making these and I also want to share the knowledge and help those who may need some tips.

The purpose of this tutorial isn't so much to teach you anatomy but to show you simpler ideas on how to approach your anatomy as you draw, things to think about. One thing my drawing teacher always said when we'd work from a model was to always ask yourselves questions as you draw, so here I Illustrated some of the things you should consider when approaching the human body. These are general ideas and they exist in every human, male or female.

Hope you all enjoy reading it and working from it, Part 2 is coming soon. This took me 2 days to make. Please leave any comments if you want, and please be respectful :)
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deadlyknightshade Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   General Artist

Thank you so much, I really needed this... I often stumble upon what parts of the human body (arms and muscles in particular) to emphasize as to convey the figure as it would be seen naturally. tutorials that are fluid and go into the structure and anatomical orientation tend to be most helpful, thank you so much!!

ps. I often have trouble drawing the body and arm relation as one structure, this is to say my arms always look dethatched from the body and awkwardly placed...any tips?

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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome! makes me really glad that this tutorial is helping in a positive way.

I saw your art, I like it and I can tell you are working on your anatomy. One thing I can recommend doing is to feel your mucles part by part in the mirror and also look ar your proportions: Normally a person's shoulder isn't too far from the head. say about 7 to 9 inches away from it in proportion to the neck (horizontally) and the elbow ends almost at the bottom of the rib cage; You can notice this proportion by looking at where your elbow meets the ribs. The lower arm up to the hands will normally reach down to the crotch: an excercise I was taught once was to keep my arms straight and move them in an arch, just like that Leonardo DaVinci diagram. As far as posing your characters and having perspectives, I suggest you think of the arms as cyllinders and do rough sketches like that, and add the details later. Visualize the body as objects you can familiarize with such as blocks, triangles etc. as well so that you may achieve the best proportions in perspective as possible. Both the upper arm and lower arm(without the hand) should be about the same size. Also draw people in general, draw them from life whenever you can, this will loosen up your drawings and make them, less stiff, for a lack of a better word. You'll soon see the change and energy happen in your drawings :) if you wish to know mental notes about proportioning legs, let me know :) 


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deadlyknightshade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist

First off thank you so much for putting such time and effort into your message I really appreciate it!

your recommendations for my art were very helpful indeed, in fact recently for a full body request I was given on DA I tried imagining the object as being composed of 3D shapes as opposed to diving head first into detail. and just wow...very impressed with the results!! :3 It's easier to see the floatation and connection of the structures! Can't thank U enough!

 

ps. I'll keep the proportioning legs notes in mind for now, but thank U!

 

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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
that's awesome! glad to help :XD: that's the same feeling I got when I began drawing more that way. It's pretty cool.
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zukoroHellFlute Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
more tutorial ~ this tutorial is helpful thanks
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
you're welcome, I'm making the second part, It's been super delayed because I've been very busy lately which sucks.
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zukoroHellFlute Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Awesome. It's alright ~
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CNPika Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hello ,can you make step by step tutorial of how to draw the male/female body and aslo draw the difference hairstlye like wavy, straight, and curly with middle length in manga style?
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I can, but not at the moment, I will make the part 2 of this soon however, it will cover the legs and torso. I can make a short tutorial on hair styles afterwards :) It's good to practice realistic styles also to make better manga styles because once you knoe all the real shapes, simplifying them becomes easier.Also lots of observation will expand yur mental library of hair styles and it's a great idea to sketch what comes to mind even if it doesn't come out exactly, and with time it'll begin to happen. It's a great feeling :D But please stay on tuned for it, I'll sqeeze into my schedule but need some time right now.
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CNPika Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ok, just try your best to finish the tutorial of the body and hair :)
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I will :) and thanks fpr the watch too!
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CNPika Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your very welcome friend :)
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David-Dennis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:batman: :iconsaysplz: ...Genius.
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :D
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locodela Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful thank you for this!
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome, thamks for taking your time to look through it :)
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FireYuuki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for posting this. It helps for sure!
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome!
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UmbralDusk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you so much for putting effort on helping other artists!! c:
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
you're welcome :) Yeah, I think it's a good thing to do, some people learn this on their own, some get trained, some struggle, some don't. So for that, I feel for many who are young, or are already older, if this can make them begin to consider the knowledge that will in turn make their work become so much better for a smoother sail into the future (because that's what we all want right?) but it takes a lot of time and practice, and we musn't stop and tuck things under the bed. So I hope that those who faved it and saw it will actyally use it and not just let it sit on their fav list :XD:
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UmbralDusk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I, for one, will definitely use it! :D
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awesome :D
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MaidenOfIthilien Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
It's simple and quite comprehensive. Thank you :)
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks for liking it :)
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wakeupatnoon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great and helpful! Thank you!
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh... i love this *o*!
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Gyaias-blade Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank for sharing this, this is very helpful. :)
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haimokochan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Cazamelia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou for this :)
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1hope Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
nice thanks
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JSCallan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow it's that what i need! thank you! :D
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome, glad it's being useful to you, if you have any questions, please ask away! :D
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Murisca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial!! Thank you for taking your time to do this! it really helps since Ive decided to learn proper anatomy :D
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you, I'm very glad you like it and can take something from it :D
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Sindergosa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
This is beautifully done. Clear, and to the point. Think you'll be making one for legs?
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot for the comment. Yeah I will make one about the les =D
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WonHitWonder Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! I'm keeping this one on file, for future reference
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you and for faving it too!
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WonHitWonder Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! It was very well-explained, and the small tips were helpful and easily applicable to future work that I do
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
that's great! :D I tried to make it with the of view of someone who maybe hasn't leaned any anatomy, that way it was easier to read and learn from. Anatomy gets better with time, like if you master sections of the body at a time, but also attempt to go over everything and keep drawing it till it feels right, you'll be suprised. I'm still learning stuff, like I used to know most of the bones but I'm forgeting some, but I remember the main shapes visible on the skin.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
that's pretty good. ^^
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Christine! I feel approved now that you saw it :XD:
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Vandrad3 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Artist
Nice, looks very professional :)
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Ness :)
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IvanMidorikawa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Now THIS will help me with my anatomy issues. thanks for posting this. ^___^
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! You're welcome, glad it's serving it's purpose well. I'll be making part 2, but I'll halt now because I'm trying to get a job, and i'm having some issues here, It's been a bad week.
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ShadowShikome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O Wow! This is incredibly awesome. Awesome notes, too.

Ask yourself questions... I keep that mind.
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you! yeah it really works, when I started the class in my college, I never thought of this until my teacher gave lectures, he'd walk around and feed us info as we drew. It's a great system, I owe him a lot in my improvement.
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ShadowShikome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Oh, cool. Now I'm really want to try it out.
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
you should even as you draw your own, you'd be suprised how much we don't actually think about untill we are aware of the thoughts :)
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