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mini anatomy tutorial by sashas mini anatomy tutorial by sashas
This is just being uploaded for a journal, because the subject of the journal is anatomy... I'm only uploading the portion I am semi-finished with.
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Drawing with an initial speed is one of the things I advocate rather vocally if I get near the subject. It's good to see that someone else is doing the same.
Lammebill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have one question- is that book you mentioned ( animator's survival kit) recommendable to drawers too? Because doesn't really sound like. or are there even any better alternative books about figure/gesture drawing?

Besides that thanks a lot for this little tutorial it has just refreshed some important elements that I have been neglecting recently.
Pinkipye Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you so much for this tutorial! The part that helped me best was your tip on scribbling out the life of your subject and not measuring things first. >ω< I find it works really well!
khSoriku Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I have to start sketching faster. Thanks for this tut. For some reason it helps better when people rant in them lol
Cascadourse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thanks for the tutorial, that's very helpful :)
I suck at anatomy. But that seriously helps.
KiMm-Elric13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I find that for beginning artist like myself we generally have a harder time with human anatomy. So after reading this I think it'll be easier drawing it. Thank you once again!
Baegal Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I love this so much. This is one of the most helpful anatomy tutorials I've seen. I read every single word :D
vodkas0n Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
wow that will really help people specially me! xD


love it
colourscientist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This is very helpful and an interesting read! One of these days I need to work up the courage to draw a bunch of strangers :o
Raiga-chama64 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Wow. I've never thought of practicing anatomy that way. Thank you for the enlightening tutorial~. :3
XxSatokoxX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG Thank you!
This is so helpful for me! The thing I'm still being worst at is the posing and anatomy thing, and This is a great help, because i'm really trying to get better
I usually read tutorials with a lot of drawings and stuff, but even if it has a lot of text, i Think this tutorial helped me a lot more than that ones.

I'm so sorry, I'm pretty bad an English ^^UU
sashas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome. I'm happy that you found this helpful, and your English is fine : )
Mevrona Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   General Artist

Your tutorials are so helpful!
sashas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome n__n
Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Now I know why I have no motivation to draw. It's because I'm trying to make everything fit perfectly! And because I keep measuring how many heads go with males and females.

So... just sketch loosely, right? Yeah, I'll work hard on that. :)

Thank you so much, again!
najani Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
    Simple and straight-forward as it is this tutorial really helped me. I've been in a pretty bad rut for a while and it'd been pretty hard to be totally happy with anything, but hopefully this loose method will help cool me down some. Not related, but this reminds me of when I was 11 or so and thought all you had to do to learn the anatomy was to read various tutorials and copy the guidelines down to the point... Oh, if only. <3
luckyCloVeR4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
I just feel relaxed reading your instructions. :) Good wording :'D
demonic-black-cat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Filmographer
this helps SOOOOO MUCH thank-you for doing this seriously I'm taking life drawing classes and my drawings always seem to stiff D:< this helps so much really you have no idea thanks! :heart:
Kirite Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for double comment xD, I think one of the reasons why people are so stiff when drawing people is because they're focus on end type animation type drawing? Like the finish frames of cartoons where all the lines are clean and the proportions "accurate".
Kirite Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it disturbs me greatly that I haven't faved this yet. My mind must have been at another place.

I'm completely new to drawing I've just started last summer. I have a feeling my teacher always tried to explain this to the class but no one understood what she meant xD. Drawing people looks very expressive and fun, I'm so happy you introduce me to this concept :).
Jbluehawke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
LoL..i thought it was suppose to be an anatomy tutorial...
anwayz.. it really helped me alot...LoL...i dont know how long ive been figuring out why my drawings are soo stiff....thanks..^^
nymph-of-artemis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Really really helpful :)
melllic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Thank you. This was useful. I'll have to share it!
sashas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure.

I'm working on finishing this tutorial now--well the outline of it--and I have so much to cover T__T. I'm seriously thinking of releasing it in parts >>
melllic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
That's generally the best way. Lord of the Rings was released in parts... ^^ Well, good luck!
blahblahorly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Your tutorials are really helping me get a better grasp of... well, quiet a lot of things actually!

Thank you so much.
sashas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for reading them : )
Tamaya-chan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Very useful, thank you so much ^-^
007-R0B3R7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
great help =] thanks
sashas Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure : )
007-R0B3R7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
ichimp-doodler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Thank you so much. This tutorial is like a God Send to me. Stiffness has always been a problem, and you were right... I measured everything right off the bat.

I'm going to do these 30 second exercises and start worrying about catching the essence of life rather than the PERFECTION of life-- because there's no such thing!

Thank you again! :3
songst3r Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
this is so helpful!
spinning-rooster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
thank you :D
Vonny88 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Woooweee this was a really good tutorial. You should really think about becoming a teacher. I think you would make a really good teacher.
This is pretty much what my teacher says to us, but he also stress that when we are drawing the human figure using a live model, he tells us not to copy the model, but to analyze the model and use her only as reference. ALso to over exaggerate the pose. One of things he stresses the most is form. He wants us to think about what the torso is doing.

Anyways this tutorial is really good. :D
I need to get the Animator's Survival kit book.
kalkie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
besides your main works in the gallery, I absolutely love your sketches and doodles, and thank you for this lovely little tutorial! :)
owdof Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Oh thank you very much for this tutorial. :3 It helped me a lot Sasha! I need to practice at drawing fluidly and quickly. xD
I find that I take too long on JUST sketches, and this annoys me.

You've inspired me again. so I'm just gonna go out there and find some unlucky victims to draw. xD
wishmaster6 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
wow this will be usefull for me thnks
Selphiroth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Sasha. I love you.

It could either be the non-creepy platonic starry eyed love, or the gooey messy kind. It's your pick.

I love you anyway.
JourneyWithin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student General Artist
woah.. my mind has been blown.
Washu-M Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   General Artist
that's a great way of drawing! I'll try it right away! >XDDD
those sketches look really fluid!
Otabio Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
I liked the part of how important the lines and no details itself are the most important. I guess I'll try drawing pretty fast, even though I don't have big problem with bodies, my sketch lines still suck a little.

And I love the two persons sitting on the wall, by the way : D
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