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Big Guide to Drawing the Body by Majnouna Big Guide to Drawing the Body by Majnouna
This is the revised and final version of this tutorial, though some details are not included I'm including them exclusively in the book :)

Hands have their own tutorial here:
And feet here:
All my tutorials are listed here: [link]

Get all of my human anatomy tutorials in one convenient book or e-book!

Some advice to use this tutorial:

Use the above guide as a supplement to gesture drawing. Reading and memorizing all this won't help you as much as sketching from life; this guide simply provides the understanding that will make your sketching a learning experience rather than a random process. So, carry a sketchbook around and gesture-draw people around you, especially people in motion. This way you are forced to use fast gesture drawing and not go obsessive over the details, and that is how you can achieve a solid grounding in grasping form and movement before moving on to worrying about surface additions such as clothing and expression. Think of the human body as an assortment of volumes, not as lines put together. This will change your life, trust me.

See also this article: [link]

Now about the tutorial itself. It is large, so if you find it intimidating do start with my much smaller guide right here: [link]

Bibliography:
Drawing the Head and Figure, Jack Hamm
Le dessin anatomique facile, Burne Hogarth
Experience and (believe it or not) martial arts
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AutumnShepherd Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely helpful! I have a MUCH better understanding of the human anatomy! I will definitely reference this :D
One thing though, doesn't the distance between the wrist and the elbow remain the same when the arm is bent or straightened?
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NeonDjProductions Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you SOOO much
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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XxSceneyBabayxX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, very helpful! Thanks so much for this!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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MistytheRandomFreak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, thanks for making this, i was so confused on body proportions ;-; Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:icon31iza:
31iza Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo helpful, thank-you so much for putting this together!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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xAquoticXWolfx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
So many instruction's but most awesome support 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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subspace Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Awesome guide! Thanks!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Burntusphur Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
thanks so much!!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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LizzyPON Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I am formally asking you the permission to marry this guide.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME tutorial! Immensely helpful, I'll definitely reference this in the future! :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great!
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Meg-07 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One day I'll be brave enough to try drawing a head that's actually attached to a body, and when that day come, I will definitely be making use of this. Thank you so much for creating this!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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KoJewKi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'll be using this in the future
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great!
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RevelingRexan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks for all this crazy detail! I'm already up a couple hours past when I usually go to bed, so I just want to leave a quick thank you for making all these tutorials. :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome, a belated "you're welcome" :)
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Bluepisces97 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Brilliant tutorial, helped me so much!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great!
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emjidi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome reference, thanks for sharing! :+fav:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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emjidi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome reference, thanks for sharing! :+fav:
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CeruleanFox333 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you. :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good and is very useful.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Good to hear!
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yami-joey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Pardon for asking, but when I bend my arms I can't touch the ground. Does this mean I have a proportion problem? :O_o:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't understand, what does bending your arms have to do with touching the ground? I don't get what position you're describing.
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nandovicentini Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great tutorial!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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crazygoomy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
This is very helpful! One of the best I've found.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great!
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JammyJones Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
So useful. Thank you for a great quick-reference tutorial.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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SunPulse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
everything we need to know in one shot, you're terrific! Thanks a million! 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome :)
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primavistax Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tnx4fantastic tutorials!^^
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Sayane68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for this amazing tutorial ! :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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