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Guide to Movement1:Flexibility by Majnouna Guide to Movement1:Flexibility by Majnouna
Get all of my human anatomy tutorials in one convenient book or e-book!
With my martial arts practice, which involves separate training to develop our body's potential, I've long felt like doing a guide about movement, but the subject is so vast I didn't know where to start. It's during a grueling stretching session that it occurred to me that flexibility would be easy enough to corner, for starters. So there you have it, and I don't think I've ever seen an artist's reference for this stuff.

No bibliography included, this is all straight from my head (except for the numbers), after 7 years of practice and 2-3 of training for an instructor degree.

Read the introduction and disclaimers before giving feedback. Those who don't read, or ignore what they read, will be flogged equally.

Actually, to be on the safe side, here are my disclaimers:

Athletes will immediately notice I am simplifying the material. I readily admit I am adapting the material to artistic purposes and this should NOT be used as a reference for physical activity. I am not responsible for any injury that may derive from using this for purposes other than an illustration reference.

Double-jointed people, contortionists and anyone who's undergone intensive flexibility training from a young age are considered exceptions and this guide won’t attempt to take them into account.

Thanks and enjoy!

Full tutorial list: [link]
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Vega-Highwell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Amazing guide to flexibility, thanks!

Many commercial artists break these rules and I'm glad to have found a guide that explains the natural extent of a human body. Really like the bits on the spine and our range of movement aided or unaided :thumbsup:
gpnidesign Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you verymuch for your very nice tutorials
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
artafficio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thanks you very much for such nice tutorials.
I would like study movement and flexibility in more details.
Can you point to 1-2 reference books - can be medical books too?
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have none, that's why I made this.
artafficio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014's remarkable! Thanks.
AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow this tutorial makes me feel that you're really smart. xD Anyway, thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you!
Faderal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im working on a dancing AU and this will help me loads. Thank you so much!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
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