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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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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This refers to copy/pasting graphics from my tutorials or re-posting the tutorial itself on other sites. Not to creating one's own tutorial with the general info.
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KaishoSohando Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Wow :3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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KaishoSohando Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Looks really nice Meow :3 
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Ohmingu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Thank you. I think this tutorial remains in my head forever!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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apercarlo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking all over for this.. thanks :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome :)
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Teebone007 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Good stuff thanks..
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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AbnormalPerceptions Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly helpful, so thank you so much :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome :D
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iFizzyB Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm just starting out as a graphics designer, and this is epicly helpful in my quest!
Thanks a lot for this!! <3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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XxArukaxX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow thanks! this will help me improve a lot :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool :D
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ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
thank you for sharing!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Raijin-Pooch Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student
Very helpful, thank you! :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Grace-Bu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
great tutorial!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Mengmurou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks I will use this for my fact sheet for school :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend showed this, and that's why I added you to my watchlist. Pretty good :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool :D
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can't stop seeing those two bend legs as belonging to one person (if you eliminate the curve on the right one) and it's so depravedly amusing T.T
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Uh, ok.
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Ratataptap Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Thanks :))
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Very Inforamtive
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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BustUpBots Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
d tailed, nice one
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Mega-Man-King Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :#
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Uncleanpurity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
This helped, thank you.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Uncleanpurity Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Yo.
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Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh.  I just learned my elbows are lined up with my belly button...
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GPerk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great!
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Richtwain737 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Thanks! It is helpfull, indeed.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good :)
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Arunea8 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you very much, this is very helpful
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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GLoRToR Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing. Thank you.
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SheeSooClassi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
This is perfection! Thank you so much for this :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure :)
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Daxtur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! Its so simple and straight to the point, gets the most important points covered as well!
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