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PE: Importance of Anatomy

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:52 AM

The importance of anatomy.

Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark.  Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.

Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)

Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier to draw because you understand what lies underneath.

Human Anatomy 

One will notice that humans and other animal's anatomy are similar. You can draw almost any other species of mammal easily if you compare it to human anatomy. Obviously, there are differences. Different body parts are adapted for different things. 

Faces can be daunting. The placement of the features can be hard to place accurately. 

Stock Accounts for human anatomy:

:iconsabrine-photo-stock: :icondove-stock: :iconfullbodyshots: :iconattemptestock: :iconastrals-stock: :iconshanghai-stock: :iconjademacalla: :iconailinstock:


Human Anatomy Tutorials + Resources

Includes specific and general tutorials.

Library reference-Humans by ArtistsHospital

head_proportions_tutorial4. by Lady2

-Anatomy Tutorial- by odduckoasis

Human Anatomy by FreakOffTheLeash

nobert's Anatomy Gallery Folder

Anatomy practice .. by moni158    Anatomy by DblckLamb  Simplify Human Anatomy guide by sakimichan  Anatomy by zoro4me3

Anatomy by zoro4me3

Anatomy for Beginner by Luvelia   -Anatomy Tutorial- by odduckoasis

Female Anatomy Patterns by Snigom Male Anatomy Patterns by Snigom

Hand anatomy by Elthenstorm

Anatomy Tutorial by owdof   Quick Facial Anatomy Tips by Smirtouille  anatomy by ilaBarattolo


Animal Anatomy Tutorials and Resources:

Library reference-Animals by ArtistsHospital

Bird Anatomy Studies by Canis-ferox   Bird Anatomy: Wing and Feather by Christ1nMe

Realistic Animal Anatomy 1 by dark-reign

Horse Muscles Anatomy by DarkKenjie    Horse Anatomy the Muscles by COOKEcakes
Animal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeli    Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna





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pablorz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Wow. Goooooooood job!
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   General Artist
<3 Thanks!!
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
Aww! Thanks Eve!
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!!! :tighthug: This is so helpful, Ali!!! :love:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
:huggle: Glad you think so! :tighthug:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   General Artist
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anatomy... Every time I think to this it appears like a bunch of boring homework.. :stare:
But the fact is, you cannot make without... :|
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
But it can be fun!
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