Completely dedicated to my schooling homework/lectures at The Art Institute for Animation. This will include anything under the sun about animation/art.
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In addition to writing, I also reblog art and great writing/drawing tips.
This tutorial is incredible if you are a character designer looking to diversify your female characters. Adding weight to a character is not as simple as drawing a simple body and curving the lines; you have to know the body structure to get it right.
A helpful guide for comic artists, character designers, and cosplayers alike.
Edit: This is not the end-all, be-all tutorial guide to drawing larger people. This style is more cartoon than realistic. Photo references (of professional and amateur models in the #fatspo #bbw tags) are helpful as well.
Because people often request more links to tutorials and specifically ones about drawing different body types than are usually taught in tutorials.
I recommend you go high-res on account of my scrawl.
Righto then, I’m not sure how much help this will be to people that are learning, but some time ago an anon asked me for dude tips so this morning i cobbled this together, just doing the male torso because that’s 1) the bit i have confidence with 2) one of the biggest ways dudes differ from dames. I might do legs and heads and whatnot in future, depends.
I’ve left out some important stuff, such as how the deltoid has three heads and exactly how the first pair of abs gets squished down but oh well. Please note that the BLACK lines are where i’d put in lines if i was drawing, I just coloured in the muscles so you can see where they are.
I do apologise for not doing the hand and forearm, but quite frankly theres a metric fuck ton of muscles there and i make it up half the time.
One bit of advice i can offer is well, have a feel of yourself (Not like that, give me some credit). Obviously this is easier if you’re not too out of shape, but for me, posing and prodding about at my arms helps me figure out where things are. You have to remember after all that muscles move.
Oh oh and!! It’s really important to learn where muscles anchor to the skeleton, particularly around the shoulder area because there’s a lot of layering between the muscles there.
I suddenly had an urge to make a tutorial. Here’s the one I did for my dA. NOW FORMATTED FOR TUMBLR.
Troy’s a boss.
i can never stress enough the importance of contrast of values in an artwork. my teacher always emphasized it, and it’s really made a huge difference in my work :3