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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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blazing-anger Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Interface Designer
Yeah I know.....that's pretty much the only thing I keep on telling myself " Don't hurry up. Take it nice and slow. Be patient. Calm down. " I sound like I'm a heart surgeon in the middle of an operation.
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Dtach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
very nice tutorial, and nice illustrations
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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nc Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You own. Thanks for letting me know! ^^
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rikausse Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
C'est vraiment génial !
Dans mon prochain journal, je parlerai de ton tutorial car je pense qu'il mérité d'être connu de tous ceux qui veulent se lancer dans le dessin.
Superbe initiative ! :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
C'est sympa, merci! :)
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J4n3T Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:!: :+fav:
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photojunkie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005   Interface Designer
awesome... l'm so happy to see you continue the earlier work on this... I still suck at drawing anything that moves though... heh...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
No problem, I love making tutorials :) I hope it'll help you!
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Atake Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
YOU ARE GOD! @_@

My next drawing will be a good study of the legs, arms and shoulder. I suck at those. Thanks so much!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
Bow before me! Just kidding :D That's awesome, I hope it helps!
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Atake Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
*fears and bows to the ground*
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SeanTheHatGuy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
:o

When i can read this correctly, I shall throw kisses at your feet... But lets wait till im no longer sick, lol.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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metalgearray09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
oh man, this is awesome! thanks
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
:D Enjoy!
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skeevy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
You rock so hard. I really need a guide like this as I can't seem to get into any drawing classes at my college (that's what I get for not being a major). I'm going to read this over when I've got serious time. This will really help me!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
That's great, enjoy it! :hug:
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u are awesome cedaraseed , Hey I was wondering if you could give me classes I WOULD BE WILLLING To pay via pay pal , tough you are in lebanon and I AM A MEXICAN
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I don't give classes. I make tutorials instead :)
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