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How I Draw: Basic Structure by kurohiko How I Draw: Basic Structure by kurohiko
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For those who missed Indie Sketchng Studio, here's a little tutorial on how I draw~

1. Stick Figure. Yes, for full body illustrations, I actually start by sketching a stick figure to make sure the character fits on the page. I donít want to have to cut off any limbs just because I ran out of paper room. Itís a good way to get the pose right quickly or brainstorm something when Iím lacking inspiration.

2. Anatomy Check. The average person is about 7 heads high, but what does that really mean? (」゚ペ)」Basically, you literally make an estimated measure of the characterís head, then double that measurement for the torso, upper leg, and lower leg. You donít have to measure it with a ruler or anything crazy accurate like that! An estimate is all well and good.

3. Figure Drawing. This is where I draw all the curves and muscles. No clothing yet (ecchi!!! ヽ(-`дī-)ノ) because thatís the only way Iíll know how the clothes would fall to the bodyís shape.

4. Inks. If Iím confident enough with how the whole thing looks, then I start inking. Nothing fancy with inking, just your basic black or brown lines.

5. Colors. I usually do flat colors first before adding light and shadow. ~(^з^)-☆

If you have any questions, feel free to comment~ I'm not an expert but I'll try my best to help!
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ToonIncProductions Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have trouble not just drawing the skeleton in a good pose, but also drawing over the skeleton too, it hardly come out good. I want to learn how to draw the male and female body from scratch using the skeleton, also add on the fact that I'm also learning how to draw hands, different facial expression, drawing from different angles just so much stuff I want to get better at, but I'm still going to practice with all of it, just don't know where to start.:| (Blank Stare)
GreyFox1985 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah first its a stick figure and then it looks like a person.

Admit it that you and the other artists on the world use some kind of witchcraft to do that. XD
I bet you and all the others have some kind of deal with an Art god or Demon who does all that for you. :P

And we fools, who cant even get a simple circle right, wonder how that stuff is done :P
kurohiko Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha... As fas as I can remember, I didn't make any deals with any gods or demons...

Although I may have skipped an important part here, which is the sketching part. ;p I better make a more detailed tutorial next time!
theENDuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Filmographer
i was wondering if you'd mind if this was put in my group [link] for people to use? it's a group for people to go to when they need help drawing
kurohiko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~ ;p Hope it helps someone!
theENDuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Filmographer
thank you :D
davelikescake Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
i draw just like this :P
kurohiko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then our techniques are alike~ ;p
Flownby Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
kurohiko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
shariangelinlove Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This is neat :)
kurohiko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I hope it's helpful! :thanks:
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