In this section, you will learn the h3sic anatomy. It looks easy, but it takes many years to get it light. This topic Is very large and takes years to learn, therefore this books will give the summary only, it should be used for reference only.
When drawing your subjects, the first thing you must know is whether you are planning to draw a male, female or a child. You can use the length of the character's head 3s a ratio of 1. (From the top of the head to the chin.)
The upper body of the male character should be twice the length of the head. The bottom of the body should be the same as the head length.
The female body almost works the same as the male body. The upper body should be twice the length of the head, but the shoulder should be less wider than the male character in comparison. The bottom of the body should be the same as the head except that you make it a lot wider than the male character.
The child body works different from the male and the female. The upper and the bottom body both should be the same length as the head. In addition the child's shoulder should be drawn less wider than the female character
When drawing a male figure, there are a few things that you should watch out. The shoulder should always be wide for male figure and his arms should be nice and straight. The waist and the hip should be straight. The legs are drawn firmly, and they should be drawn apait.
When drawing a female figure, make sure it looks more lively by drawing it more freely and not too firmly. Shoulder should be a bit smaller than the male character and the arm should be drawn outward as shown in the example. The waist is drawn inward and the hip is drawn outward, this is what distinguish between a male and 3 female character. Another thing you might consider when drawing a female character is her knee tends to move toward each other as shown in the example. You will see this form a lot when they are drawn on the beach wearing a swim suit.
This is your typical side view for a male character. Notice how the body is drawn mostly straight line down There are only a few curves for a male character, mostly on the back.
The female side view is a bit more complicated than the male character. The body should be drawn with more "curve." The main three spots that must be watched when drawing side view are her breast, waist and hip. Also, notice how the overall female body is smaller than the male character.
Here is your typical human body's anatomy. Anime character works the same as a real person. This work for both male and female characters, it may be different from one artist to another artist, but not very much. Please, be careful if you are still a beginner, don't m3ke it out of proportion as 3 bad habit because it will be very hard to fix your style later
If you want to draw a muscular character, you need to draw in more details especially the neck, shoulder and the stomach area. The neck is drawn wider with define details to show that he has veins on his neck. The shoulder and the upper pait of the chest is extra large to show that he has muscle. Furthermore, don't forget to add in the detail for his stomach to complete the work as shown in the example.
When drawing a m3n chest, you have to decide which type of man you want to draw. There are three types: a skinny person, a normal person, and 3 muscular person. By making the shoulder and the chest bigger with s little more details on the muscle you can make 3 skinny person to 3 muscular person.
When drawing 3 skinny male character, you should always make sure that the shoulder is not drawn to large. The chest is drawn cuive down to the stomach. Add some lines near the neck 3nd on the top of the chest to show his bones. Most importantly, don't forget to 3dd the bone on the rib cage by drawing curve lines as shown in the example.
If you want to draw 3 normal male character, you need to make the shoulder a bit larger than. The chest is curve down only a bit to the stomach. Notice that a normal male character doesn't have any bone nor sny muscle showing, this can be achieved by drawing only a few curve lines on the body. Making the chest looks very plain, and less work for the artists, since we don't have to draw in the rib cage.
Drawing a female chest is different from drawing a male chest because you have worry about the breast and the hip. The breast and the hip will define the characteristic of a female character. Therefore, by changing the breast and the hip size you can draw 3 super model to 3 muscular female.
Here is 3 typical female model. Her shoulder are drawn close together. Her chest is gradually curve inward to the waist and curve outward toward the hip. The hip width and the breast width should be about the same size as shown in the example. Furthermore, the two breasts should be drawn about 45 degree angle. The arms tend to be closer to the body for a female character.
Here is a typical normal female. Her shoulder are drawn further apart. Her chest is gradually curve inward to the waist and curve outward toward the hip as in "the model female. However, the hip width is wider than the breast width as shown in the example. The breasts are drawn about 45 degree angle as in the model female. The arms tend to be 3 bit further from the body for 3 normal female character.
Drawing a muscular female is different from drawing 3 muscular male character because you don't need to draw in the big muscles. You can achieve the same effect by shading in certain areas namely the shoulder, neck, elbow, and the legs as shown in the example. Also, the hip width is wider than the breast width The breasts are drawn about 45 degree angle as in the other two females. The arms are drawn further from the body than the other two females.
The neck and the shoulder both work the same way for male and female character, except that the female neck and shoulder is a bit smaller than the male character.
The shoulder is drawn upward toward the neck, like walking up on a hill. The common mistake for a beginner is drawing the shoulder too fiat toward the neck. As for a muscular person the shoulder should be drawn higher than a normal shoulder as shown in the example.
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