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Guide to Human Types part 1 by Majnouna Guide to Human Types part 1 by Majnouna
Get all of my human anatomy tutorials in one convenient book or e-book!
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Catalogue of human features: [link]
Full tutorial list: [link]


Please read the chart's introduction carefully before asking any questions. IMPORTANT: Mixed types (such as Filipinos) are not covered in these guides, SO DON'T ASK. The book version DOES include a discussion of the major mixed types, just to help you get on the right track. The book also has North Chinese as an extra type, and quite a few correction and extra details.

Sorry but I no longer take corrections on these tutorials so please don't bother. I can't accept any correction without cross-checking it with reliable sources, and as this was made in 2006, I no longer have the time or incentive to do that.

SOURCES:
I get frequently asked for the sources I used to gather this research. The nature of the internet is such that every time I have looked up my sources list since I made this guide, 7+ years ago, some of them have disappeared from the 'net, until the list was reduced to a single still functioning link. So I had better explain how it came together. Obviously, there is no one book presenting all this info, or I wouldn't have had to make the guide in the first place. The research was based on hundreds of small sources both off and online (in some cases from direct observation and asking tribespeople how they could tell other tribes apart), most focusing on just one type, or the difference between two types, or even just the beauty standards in one culture or the average height of the inhabitants of a country in the past decade, making it quite useless to list them. Some books I found online, such as The Racial Elements of European History (Hans F. K. Gūnther) and The Races of Europe (Carleton Stevens Coon) provided a framework for more in-depth research and cross-checking, and there was a specialized anthropological forum, DODONA: Human Biodiversity Discussion Forum, now defunct, that contained treasures of articles and photos, as well as frightfully knowledgeable people to whom I could ask direct questions. Sorry therefore that I can't provide a bibliography; the last remaining link of my list that is still active is this one: [link] .
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If you've ever wondered how to draw people from all around the world, then =Cedarseed's tutorial Guide to Human Types part 1 will set you off to a great start. This is the first in an ongoing series to show you how to draw people of all different nationalities. Very well researched and presented, something you should definately not miss! ( Suggested by CathieHeart and Featured by bleedsopretty )
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`-` I notice this now,but how come all the pcitures for "facial details" (and most of the head and face) are of women and not men in the respective ethnicities?.
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:icondragonslover1:
. . .I have reassessed and now agree with you. How interesting.
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:iconsidetrack1:
I also noticed that Part 2 with the Caucasian ethnicities has facial details mostly of guys and Part 3 on African and Pacific region ethnicities mainly of female facial details
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:icondragonslover1:
Agreed. But I suppose that's not so big of a deal when compared against the fact that these ref sheets are huge and have very generalized references to body shape, height, and facial structure which applies to both males and females.

Having to draw male and female faces for each ethnicity would be a huge pain, so I can understand why the artist chose not to. It'd potentially double the workload, which is already enormous.
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:icondragonslover1:
They don't look like exclusively female features to me. Maybe you're thinking so because they all have outlined and shaded lips?
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cat0922 Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really happy you included Inuit. I'm half-inuit myself and I always get excited when I see Inuks (or other northern groups) represented beyond a stereotype, and you really delivered there.

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cat0922 Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just... Thank you. For the really useful drawing guide, for the diversity of beauty standards, for the research, all of it.
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Majnouna Dec 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, I'm really glad to hear this :)
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LilLunaLady Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.  It's even so good, that my brother and I correctly identified the region of asia that our half-asian friend's parents are from.
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Majnouna Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
 Well done!
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