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Express guide: Figure drawing by Majnouna Express guide: Figure drawing by Majnouna
NOTE! After the success of this little tutorial, I have created a much bigger one based on it. Please proceed to it here: [link]

A reference for proportions and the most outstanding details you should know about when drawing the human figure. These are things to keep in mind that should help you learn to see; my recommendation is that you use it as a supplement to regular and perseverant sketching exercises. 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.


For my tutorials in book format, visit [link]
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Given 2005-01-22
I'm no drawing expert (I can't even draw an apple), so I believe I know what I'm talking about when I say this tutorial is extremely helpful. Express guide: Figure drawing by *Cedarseed helped me draw a near-flawless human figure for the first time in my life. So, if you have trouble with the human figure, give this a look. ( Suggested by Rachabelle and Featured by dakth )
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Writer
Now I'll be able to draw faces properly!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Writer
:aww:
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hanakimchi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
thanks for these... .:D i ll be able to figure out what are their differences :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cool :D
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vanillaorangelatte Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot)

When drawing things we observed we understand many tips by instinct, but getting them sorted out is very helpful.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
True!
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forest-of-fire Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for this tutorial! Maybe I'll be finally able to draw human figures without getting mad...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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Aelbrindal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Great tutorial thanks!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
No worries :)
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GiaFontana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks this helped A LOT!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
No prob!
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
cool
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Qelvena Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
THIS IS MAGICAL, THANK YOU!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Should I use my #2 Ticonderoga :iconpencilplz: or a mechanical pencil? :iconthinkingplz:

Help would be appreciated :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
It doesn't matter in the least. I use a ball point pen :shrug:
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks
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cabronArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank So much the tutorials are great!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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KirikoSoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really helpful^^ thanks alot
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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cabronArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks for all your great stuff![link]
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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fadi84 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
appreciated :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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Rottenrex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
very useful ... :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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serafina-rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :rose:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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amandadraws Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic. Truly amazing, easy to understand and super helpful. Thank you so much for putting this up!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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riamme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Great tutorial :0 But I think a majority of females have shoulders that are wider than their hips, if not the same width.
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sonicandsora25 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is very useful XD
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great!
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KSG-XII Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool this ^^
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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mizzzjulie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this too! :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Snapplemunk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for writing these concise tutorials ^-^ I know they will be very helpful to someone new to figure drawing (and drawing in general)! You deserve all the Daily Deviations you've gotten!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you!
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AkumuSekkaku Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ily
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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SiCK-of-ThiS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO HELPFUL THANKYOUUU
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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ryukyus1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
You are tutorial god, do you have one on dynamic actions and poses[link]
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