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


Please read the chart's introduction carefully before asking any questions. IMPORTANT: Mixed types 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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Mirage-Epoque Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making these! These tutorials will further help me in creating some physical character diversity. :)
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Have to refave these so they can be at the front of my folder so I can really study these. Thanks for making them :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aw, you're welcome :D
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Luksza Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, thank you for simply creating this guide! This is fantastic and I've been looking for something similar to this for a while.
Thank you again.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad it helps!
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:iconluksza:
Luksza Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Mm. Thank you.
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palabrasdelviento Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
What about afroamerican people? What's the kind of body that is closer to that? 
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imaginaryelle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Quietly fangirls you forever* I don't think I can accurately express how amazing this series is to me. Thank you so, so much for sharing all this.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aw gosh, glad it helps!
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AgentDusk13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
I love the set! These are exactly what I need, and in such convenient formats. Thank you a million!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Kaybup3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo that's why I have a big butt XD
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MsElenath Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
You are amazing. thank you for existing.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you!
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Spazer86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing guides! Not only are they visually informative but they contain a massive amount of information that is well-cataloged and easy to follow! : )
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good to hear :)
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Densoro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
These are absolutely stunning. I've been incredibly interested in structure differences lately, and I'm glad there's something like this to show the full breadth and depth of variation. Now my only problem is that it proves a couple of my OC's have no business being in medieval Sweden Dx
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad they're of interest! And oops :giggle:
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Berzie-Berzington Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Fun fact: Melaneasians can have naturally blonde/red hair - without European influence. 
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melanniemuniz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Hispanics aren't mixed types.
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Aeovis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spain and Portugal are in with Caucasian. Descendents of Mayan and Aztecs are listed under Central Amerind.

The other categories would initially be derived from various colonizations, such as the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. So, essentially, a mixed type.
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O holy moly best tutorial!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks!
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BirdsAndPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
have you made any latin american/spanish types? i've only seen asian, caucasian, and african :/
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
"Please read the chart's introduction carefully before asking any questions. IMPORTANT: Mixed types are not covered in these guides, SO DON'T ASK."
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antillanka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I guess it would be a hell to organize us all, with all the mixtures and different percentages, it would be a lifetime task!
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MyGoldFishEatsMe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this, it makes drawing different races so much easier.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great!
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KyokiRose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in what categorie would you put haitian people?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
They're mixed so they don't belong to a single one. Off the top of my head Haiti is largely populated with a mixture of west African groups brought over for slavery and random immigrants such as French and Lebanese.
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Earfones Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far one of the most insightful thing's ive ever seen. thank you so much for writing it!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Dizzyzebra Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is extremely helpful! Thankyou for taking the time to make it.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome :)
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jaddicusfinch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Your guide is forever one of my favorite things I've had the luck and blessing to come across. Thank you so so so much for compiling this! 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wicked :D You're welcome!
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gaian-botanika Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Amazing... This is a lot of research compiled into a useful format.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed! :bow:
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a question.... is there a serious difference between African eyes and Caucasian? I know there's size, depth and spacing difference, but I was meaning in terms of shape... like the difference between Asian and Caucasian have. I can tell just by studying pictures (not including these drawings), that Africans have smaller, narrower eyes than Caucasians, but is there any other difference that would make a person go "*snaps fingers* Look at those eyes, she/he obviously has African in her/him!"
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I see what you mean, and intuitively I know there is, but I have no demonstrated fact to offer on the matter, beyond what's already in the guide.
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh really...... : / weeelll... if I was to research it, would you be interested in adding it?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not editing these any more, the book has been out in its final form for a while and I've moved on considerably. But I would be interested in seeing your findings if you come across anything solid.
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay ^__^
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A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I have one question: Which African types and curly types are most likely to form natural dreadlocks?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't know if there is such a thing as natural dreadlocks. I could be wrong, but I never came across any mention of that.
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A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Apparently, with certain types of hair if it's left unkempt it will tangle up and form natural dreads.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Interesting!
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Otterlore Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh I really like these tutorials. And your little factoids are very interesting to and make me want to research lots of different things. I really like your naming the skin colors specifically, like ash brown and olive and stuff, although I consider 'white' more sandy than it is literally white.
This tutorial is creative and awesome <3 I'm sure it will help lots of people, and I hope lots of people see it and use it to their advantage so more people create ethnic characters.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad it helps!
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