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Offline Alsek

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« on: July 01, 2008, 06:55:33 pm »
Well...  Iíve heard it said a million times over now, that if you want to draw furry, you must first learn to draw humans.  The problem Iím finding is, where do I start with humans?  What is the best way to learn to draw human/Anthro?

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Re: Anatomy
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 07:19:04 pm »
Well, for drawing humans, it helps to look through magazines, books, the internet, etc and practice poses to get the proportions right. If you need help on specific body arts, an anatomy book will usually help. I have a copy of Gray's Anatomy, myself, for musculature and bone structure questions.
Here's a really nice website for poses, but it's pretty big/detailed, so it may take a while to load on a slower internet connection. I don't know what you have, so I had to put the warning out. I have used dial-up in the past.

And Nocte's huge everything tutorial, in both dial-up friendly and dial-up unfriendly versions.

A list of mammalian skulls, for converting those human poses into animal poses. Skulls may not have everything you need, but they're a good stating point. If you know what the head looks like underneath, then it turns out better when you put everything back on it.

I'm sure other people will have other links/suggestions, too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 08:00:25 pm »
Everything HockeyRaven has suggested would be what I would suggest too. I would also like to add It starts you at the basics and gets you up to doing full drawings in no time.

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Re: Anatomy
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 08:07:40 pm »
I would also suggest drawing from life. You can read all the tutorials you like, but unless you actually take the time to draw from life and draw what you see, you'll get no where. Tutorials can help, yes, but they are by no means magical ways of getting better at drawing.

Also when drawing people, try to draw nude models if possible, or take a figure drawing class. I never believed that drawing naked people would help improve my art, but drawing people without clothes on can really help you see the muscle structure and the bones and stuff. If you feel uncomfortable with that, has some good stock pictures you can use. She has clothes on, but their little enough so you can see the muscle, fat, and bone structure of her body. ^^

Don't be afraid or ashamed to use references either. :D

I wish you luck on your journey to bettering yourself in art~ ^o^

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Re: Anatomy
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 11:42:26 am »
Ah,  thank you guys!   i'm going to go start on this stuff soon.  (later i'll start posting questions on conversion i think...)