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The Not-So-Accurate Anatomy Guide v.2 by stardazzle The Not-So-Accurate Anatomy Guide v.2 by stardazzle


Before I say anything else, PLEASE DOWNLOAD FOR FULL VIEW!

Anyways, I present to you the 2013 version of my, yet another flawed and very inaccurate anatomy guide! XDD

I decided to make another version of the old anatomy guideline because I think it needs some changing. I would supposed to finish this a lot earlier ago, but I was busy with requests. ;w;

Take not that note everything in here has to be followed---I am still learning from real life, so you might as well do the same instead I'm still learning GAH


Critiques are deeply appreciated. :heart:



By the way, RDJ photo reference is found in google <3
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:iconultimatemariolover:
I do have to say, this is a very well done anatomy guide, especially for beginners. As an artist myself, I find this VERY informative for both male and female anatomy. One thing on this I really like is that it shows many ways that a humans anatomy can go, not just one type for all.
Although there are many guides like this out there, this one is very pleasing to the eye and helpful as a reference as well!
I also have to say that this guide, unlike some other guides, resemble's more of a realistic view of humans than an anime style, which I think that is very good to focus on more of!
One thing I wish you'd bring up more is the importance of proportion! Proportion is very important as well, which I'm sure you know! :) I also think you should go more in depth about each section, perhaps making a whole deviation on a specific individual body structure, (Head, body, eyes, maybe even a lesson on proportion!) but that is just my opinion!
All and all, this was very helpful; Thank you for making this guide!
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Critique by skypard May 12, 2013, 4:32:26 PM
I know the stars look bad-- and I'm prepared for this to be rejected (though like anyone who rights a critique, I'd rather it not be). You don't have to accept everything I say, I'm by no means an expert. :)

First off, I want to talk about the name. "The Not-So-Accurate Anatomy Guide". Well... this is correct. Both the male and female bodies look pretty weird, almost like they're dolls rather than actual people. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what is wrong, but compare your drawings to anyone walking down the street and you'll see something isn't quite right! The curve in the female body's spine looks almost painful, and male figure's pectorals are huge. In addition, the arms on both are very long. If you imagine how the male's arm would look straight and his hand unfolded, his fingers would nearly touch his knees. Also, the body shape examples are pretty off themselves. The noses are strange. What's that extra line between the nostril and the bridge for? It could be a stylization thing, but is that really necessary? Especially when many people viewing this tutorial may not know it's a stylization thing and might believe that the nose gets thinner across the bridge or above the nostril or whatever that line is supposed to denote.

I know you know your anatomy isn't perfect. It's okay not to be an anatomy expert, I'm not myself. However, whenever you put names like "guide" or "tutorial" or "diagram" on things, it immediately becomes harmful to artists who may not know as much as you do and accept all of your errors as correct. I am very aware that drawing like this could just be your "style" or whatever, but other people may not be. Some young artists might accept this as realism or semi realism, even when it obviously isn't. It's damaging to teach people wrongly.

As a final thought, the "A girl's body, no matter what boy shape she has, always has curves" is a bit of a broad generalization, isn't it? I know plenty of women and girls who don't have curves, yet they are still women. This isn't art related really, but I thought I should say that. Have a nice day!
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jadyjady123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite part was Robert Downey Jr
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laneighS Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx dis so helpful
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marinasdiamandis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
helped me a lot! thank you :)
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LittleAMissEpic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
trust meXD you did not butcher his awesomenessXD very awesome in all=3
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Queen-Of-Cookies Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helped me draw boobs better!

Thx. :3
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Bumblabee Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really awesome!
despite a few errors and everything being perfected this is as i said really cool.
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BrookRiver Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a nice collection of details one should keep in mind while drawing people! It's also very friendly~
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Aww thank you! :hug:
I'm glad that you find it useful. :aww:
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Joshels Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've browsed through a number of anatomy "references"/"guides"/"tutorials", some very detailed and anatomically correct with actual mapping of muscles on mannequins, and it's actually a bit refreshing to see one that isn't so overly technical. Maybe in a sense your approach is more practical in fact. Certainly from the perspective of someone like myself who isn't exactly interested in true-to-life realistic character sketches as a more stylized cartooned approach.
In that light, you've done a superb job highlighting key attributes that define how a subject looks. I think if somebody has a good grasp on the points you've illustrated here, they can use them to create a range of compelling characters featuring anatomy directly referenced or varied anywhere in between the examples you've given.
In short, you might humbly feel that this is flawed and inaccurate as an artistic guide, but I find it an effective lesson using simple illustrated examples that I know I for one can and shall endeavor to benefit from =)
Thank you for your helpful thinking and the time you took to compile this!

And btw, you did a fantastic job caricaturing RDJ there in my opinion :XD: I approve!
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much for the comment/critique! :hug:

I'm glad that you think so. As someone who is about to enter college next month, I still have very limited knowledge when it comes to the specifics of anatomy. I can only know it by the best way I know how; by observing people in real life. Not that I stalk people! XD So that pretty much explain how 'simple' my approach is. I'm still learning as of now, and hoping to improve in that field, but thank you so much. :aww:

Haha thank you! :XD: It's hard to draw someone realistically than cartoonizing them. ;w;
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klimaanlage Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, breast are still part of the body and follow gravity! Hahah, aaah, wonderful, thank you very much. You made my day.
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TwiliCuckoo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
so useful ~
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ViceDra Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool dude.
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paintpink Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
is absolutely perfect !!!!
I will use much!
(i love tony,is sexy *-----*)
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Woobak Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have a question about the breast part, what if they have implants? XD
And if you don't mean to be realistic you can always experiment with what ever you want :3
I also sort of find it hard to draw noses some times, when I do realistic art, but all in all they aren't quite so hard to draw 030
Thanks for the advice most of it I knew for example about the eyes being one eye apart from each other but all in all it was pretty helpful ^^
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Madmax00007 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Think-Analyze-BeYou Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I HIGHLY recommend that nobody uses celebrity photos for anatomy. If anyone sees this: please, trust me, celebrity photos (specifically ones for women) are almost always photoshopped so that their bodies meet impossible standards. I don't blame you for having unrealistic women in this tutorial, because that's the inevitable result of using celebrity photos. It's not a good idea, the media photoshops beautiful people to look thinner and perkier and not at all real, to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Don't use celebrity photos for anatomyyyyyy!

Overall, I'm definitely not perfect with anatomy myself, but we all have to keep learning and moving forward! I'm not trying to point you out on mistakes, I just wanna make a PSA about how decieving the media can be. The pic of smexy RDJ may not be anatomically photoshopped, so it's good, but like I said, you never know for sure, especially for women because it's not amateurs doing it, these people are really good at photoshop.

Anyways, I like the style of art, and its nice n' easy to follow. But I also agree with the title. XD
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Believe me, I totally agree with you. XD
I've been aware of the fact that most celebrity photos are deceivingly photoshopped---that's not new to me. Initially, I was supposed to pick someone more handsome, but thought since it could get a little hard to tell which photo is true and which is not...I pick RDJ as my guinea pig XD But thank you for taking the time to point it out! :)

Ah yes, the title is a warning in itself not to take this too seriously. :XD:
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TheFelinianWithWings Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is far more useful than most of the guides here.
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you. :aww:
But please, believe me, there are guides far more helpful than this and far more accurate. And there's no better way to learn anatomy than real life. :)
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TheFelinianWithWings Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not that many on dev that are as easy to understand as yours.

I had a mannequin I used to use all the time, but I sort of..broke the hand off. Not sure how I did that either, but it happened. Now it's only good for pirates....
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EvilVampireDucky Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you ever make another guide thing, I have a suggestion for arm length to torso; the elbow is suppose to be at the bottom of the ribcage/just above the belly button (which you did successfully) and the wrist is supposed to be level to the crotch (the arm lengths themselves are fine, but it seems to me—especially the girl— that their lower abdomens (waist to groin) needs to be extended.)

Other than that, it seems to be fairly accurate.
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:iconstardazzle:
stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the suggestions! Yeah, I still have a problem with anatomy, but I truly appreciate your help. :aww:
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EvilVampireDucky Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome~ and dont worry, even great artists have problems with anatomy and not so great ones like me :iconimboboplz:
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AnotherCatMan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
despite of being flawed and inaccurate.This is a handy reference :3
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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AzucenaLucero Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
you took your time explaining the shape of big boobs, why didn't you do it with big dicks as well?
just wondering
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because you can't help but see their shape through what she's wearing. It's not so obvious with men
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JuliSketch Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional
Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!!!!!!
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SPAM!!!
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AkiraSatsujinki Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thank you so much for this tutorial! Means a whole lot to us beginner artists XD
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much. :)
But I advise you still have to learn from real life instead relying too much on this. This is just a sheet of tips, not the full-blown real thing. But thanks anyway! ^^
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AkiraSatsujinki Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
You're more than welcome, dear :D
Well don't need to remind me about that one, indeed. Just pretty much any tutorial/how-to-draw books told us to draw from real life and learn from it instead of relying on books only XD And you're more than welcome, once again :D
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turnipsss Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't really think you should be out giving advice if you're still unsure about your skills yourself. There are a lot of flaws here, plus overall the bodies are very stiff.

I appreciate that you're practicing, but really I would only give advice if you know it to be tried and true.

also....boobs aren't made of muscle at all haha. They're just fat.
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah, thank you for pointing it out. :aww:
It's just me and my ambitious artist self doing. I know everything here is wrong. But again, thanks for at least taking the time to comment. I appreciate it, and I'll try to learn more correctly in the future. :D

Yep, I am just that ignorant to know that.
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Ethyria-Moreleye Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Actually, there's a good amount of muscle in boobs too; there has to be for breastfeeding to work lol.
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CeoOlsson Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are no muscles in breasts besides the normal chest muscles identical to males, which are not used in breastfeeding.
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Webidolchiu94 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nioce. Good tips.
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Scootie-chan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial. I hope that you make more in the near future~ <3
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Joseequalou Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Accurate! :)
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Inaccurate! :XD: But thanks. :aww:
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Joseequalou Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really helpful tutorial! Awesome job with this~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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CeoOlsson Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arms actually aren't that long, normally the hand reaches the crotch (. u .)
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stardazzle Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Aaaah dang! Thanks for pointing it out---I'll keep that in kind in the future. ^u^
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Peaniko Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When I stand up mine reaches like mid thigh? They look rightish to me.
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CeoOlsson Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It pretty much appears that way if you aren't standing with your back straightened out, even then there are people with longer arms, but most commonly the wrist reaches the anterior superior iliac spine of the hip bone (the pointy part you can normally see and feel above your legs) <: But yea every person is build differently! Even my boyfriend has super long arms and legs.
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