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Guide to Human Types part 2 by Majnouna Guide to Human Types part 2 by Majnouna
Get all of my human anatomy tutorials in one convenient book or e-book!
Part 1: [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 Latinos) 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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Guide to Human Types part 2 by `Cedarseed is a fantastic reference guide for any serious artist who wishes to refine their craft! Print this one off and hang it by your drawing table! ( Featured by lolly )
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BlackNightingGale Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious if there was no inclusion of body/facial types of the different Jewish background (such as Ashkenazi or Sefardic). I might just be missing it. Or do you recall at all if there wasn't really any one type of body/facial type that seemed predominant for us? I'm more curious than anything else. This is very in-depth work, very cool. (I also did not know for the longest time that Lapps were related to Saami at all. My grandpa was allowed to live with the Lapps, my folks told me. Learn something new every day!)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's best to look at the closest related ethnotype, for instance, as far as I know, Sephardic Jews (if the term is taken ethnically) are not physically distinct from the Iberian or North African populations they originate from. I'm wary of classifying (or appearing to classify) religious groups as ethnic groups, especially because the only sources I found that did so, did for the worst possible reasons.
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BlackNightingGale Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand that from an anatomy stance, I suppose. Although I feel the need to point out that Jewish people are not just a religion, we're also an ethnic group and have been one for a long, long time. (To the point where we have our own genes that increase our risk for specific diseases that almost nobody outside of our group has. My dad had to get tested, actually.) However, with Jewish people being nomadic, I imagine that would make it more complicated.

I was more curious because I personally am half Ashkenazi Jewish, 3/8 Swedish, and 1/8 Finn. (Or is it Finnish? I always said it wrong as a kid.) I have pale skin, freckles, and dark hair, so people often assume I'm Irish because my first name is of Irish origin. However, I mentioned that once to a work friend who had lived around the world growing up and she immediately insisted I didn't look remotely Irish; she maintained that I had distinctly Eastern European facial features. (I pointed out that most people aren't as good at noticing that, apparently.) So I was wondering because of that sort of thing, was all.
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x-DragonSoul-x Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These guides are amazing! Better than any guide I could have asked for: I mean, you even have it down to the likely areas of body hair by ethnic type, where else in the world would I find that!? I commend the mountains of research you must have put into this. As a student of anthropology I am highly attuned to the broad range of forms human beings can take, not all of which are accurately represented in modern artwork. This will be exceedingly helpful when I design characters for my comics. I am most interested in doing multi-ethnic stories, so I can't thank you enough for your wonderful guides! Keep up the fantastic work! 
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WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question, because I didn't see it on the guide--does anyone know which of these a Dane would fall under? Is Denmark in Scandinavia?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes.
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WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty d*mn amazing.
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DisgruntledRainbow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
why is egyptian separate from the africa group????
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Kaybup3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally Euro-Mediterranian!!!! But i'm Asian???
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