Because some people have asked me about a body proportions tutorial here it is i descided for 2 or more parts about body proportions and this first one should give an insight of some basic knowledge. you know, first things first
I love your art and everything that you do, and actually your tutorials give great information on the manga style it self. I just would like to say I am sure you know the epitome and the bottom of all this. Because your proportion knowledge is there, and you either learnt from life or models (however some people actually learn from looking at other anime art :/, i did at the start, but that source was very limited for me) I think what needs to be mentioned is that people need to learn how to draw Humans, or atleast learning the skeleton and muscles, etc. Because just knowing the style will not make your characters dynamic and alive. Ofc i am not all knowing and i am still learning from life, and will learn my whole life. But this is where i believe everything starts. Do you know those how to draw manga books? In my opinion they don't teach anything at all, because they never really teach you life. (actually the only books that ever helped my improve is 50 years old ones, that focus on detailed human anatomy). However it could be different for all, and this is just my opinion. If you got your skills in other ways i think that's great, and then my opinion is invalid and is personified to preferences. Sorry for broken english . I am in no way judging your tutorials, i think they are great, and very well organised, and I love how you draw eyes! Thanks for taking your time to post them. I am just suggesting an add-on that is all .
I'm super glad I cam across your DA, I really enjoy drawing manga style. My only problem is that I seem to only be able to draw characters if I have a tutorial. Otherwise anything I draw turns into a mess. Now, with a better understanding on HOW to draw and the proper techniques, I think I can take it to the next level. So please, keep posting!
The only reason why this turn to be a mess, is because a lot of tutorials forget to mention: "You must draw from life". What you need to learn is now Manga style, but drawing people and then transfer it to manga style. I went through all those thick and thick woods myself, and the only way I could get better is drawing people. The best learning is if you have a life model. Your skills sky rocket. (ofc not in one day, but the process speeds up)
Can I ask though if you would ever consider drawing a tutorial on the male body like the bottom picture? When I draw males, mine either come out far too manly or really curvy like women. I can't figure out how to draw the male torso despite looking at many real life photos of males. Thank you.
Nice tutorial but I have seen this 'head count' taught before many times but after a while it becomes obsolete as when your using non traditional poses like example many of spidermans and Naruto's poses. The body is no longer in a head count position but hopefully by the time many try poses like that they have become more familiar with proportions to where the 'head count' is no longer needed
Yeah, this "head count" thing is more like a proportion training, after some practice you don't need it anymore, it becomes natural. Nowadays I only use this in the character development for my stories, it is useful to define a fixed height, and more importantly, the height of a character compared to the others.