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How to Draw the Human Figure - Mannequin Basics - YouTube

"How to draw human anatomy for artists as a part of figure drawing and how to draw and sketch people."

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Understanding the volume of the human figure is the key to figure drawing. Here's a way to visualize the volume so you can draw any characters you want.

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View of an Adult Arm

View of an Adult Arm | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this project you explore the basic shapes of a shoulder, arm, and hand, and then add graduated shading with hatching and crosshatching to illustrate their three dimensional forms.
Skills incorporated into this lesson include: identifying accurate proportions, drawing with contour lines, and adding graduated values with hatching and crosshatching.
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This tutorial explores the various techniques you can use to draw the anatomy of the human arm. The first half of the tutorial shows you how to identify and sketch the exterior shapes and forms of a shoulder, arm and hand. The second half of the tutorial focuses on identifying where the highlights and light and dark values are located.

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Forms of Adult Torsos

Forms of Adult Torsos | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
A person’s head, arms, and legs are all connected to the major body structure, known as the torso (or trunk). This article introduces the major forms of the adult torso that are important when you want to draw a human figure well. You follow along with step-by-step illustrations, and outline the various forms of adult torsos in their proper locations. Finally, four worksheets test your memory of the shapes and locations of the forms.
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Understanding the proportions of the human torso is one of the most important things for an artist. Without any understanding of how different forms relate to each other on the torso, your portraits are bound to look misshapen. This tutorial walks you through the steps of drawing the torso.

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Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tutorial

Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Edit: OMAIGOD a DD. 8'D Thanks so much to *Klissie and `FantasyStock!! Edit2: I changed the wording of some things and added some points to make everything a little more accurate Part 2-- Part 3-- ...
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This comprehensive tutorial explains the various techniques you can use to draw the anatomy of a wolf and African leopard. The tips here can also be applied to any four legged animal such as a dog or house cat.

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