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Simplifying bodies by moni158 Simplifying bodies by moni158
Not exactly a full tutorial but this is pretty much the gist of it. Only leave the important lines or the ones that suggest shape depending on how much you want to simplify it.

This really depends on how realistic you want to draw. I recommend learning anatomy then simplifying just so you know how all the muscles, joints work etc. This will give you a better understanding of making poses and anatomy look more convincing.

Hope this is helpful ;)


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cantas78 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
david k. rubins i guess you learned from...i dont like his bizeps anatomy....its verry old school that people in the 1970 to 1980 big muscles with big biceps but verry verry small triceps...cause they trained wrong....today most people have more triceps as biceps 
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Filmographer
Never heard of David Rubins before. 
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GrudgeKitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing! Do you have any female body tips? owo
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scoutdawson Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks this is helpful!
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Kenzelli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you *dances around* This study helps a lot. 
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HeroRynn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Ahh, I love all these references. They come in handy quite often, I've found. :D (Big Grin) 
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a-mayes-zing Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student
Thanks for the tips!
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ann47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   General Artist
nice tutorial  :)
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LeVampireAigri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Very useful, thank you!
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njanna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks it really does help :)
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DerangedKnight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heres a tip to everyone, just copy this, and draw it over and over again until you know how to draw it by heart.
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DerangedKnight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
then practice by drawing it again 10 times. Its full proof.
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lil-shinji Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i never thought of it like that.
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LadyArcane Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful! Thank you!
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VersusVII Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, this tutorial wil help me a lot :)
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teddibuns Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
*rocks...sorry 0////0
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teddibuns Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
dude your stuocks!
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RainbowDashCat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
¨You have no idea of how much i love you for doing this 
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RawMecho Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Thank you this is really helpfull and convienent, i bet you just helped a lot of artist's!
But i would like to point out that the front view of your muscle-y body here
has the neck too small for the shoulders or vice versa, just a little critique that's all ;)
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BadAssVillain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Very helpful!!! Thank you!
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CruelDestrudo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I...want...to draw like ..you ._. meeh
fantastic work *.*
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
thanks :D
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Juh0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything this was my opportunity knocking at the door ive finally reached the top youll see what I mean
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hulvius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Photographer
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
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IchiyoI Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
love you, for doing al this tutoriels!!
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Learninnngggg... :iconhnnnnngplz: But this is really helpful, thanks for drawing it!! :iconyayyplz:
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shadow-paint Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
such a contrast slim men and men with a tummy. lol :D A good lesson, thank you! :aww:
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Dude980 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey Moni, I have a special request. Can you please do one of these for the female figure? Your tut's are helping me an awful lot by the way, thanks for taking the time to help out the rest of us.
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BeeTheDemonChild Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
They look like slendermen XD
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hannord Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your tutorials are great! This helps me alot! :)
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Enimael Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really cool stuff :)
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Ruuku-Kabe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super helpful!!!
I have a request: could you do some references for a male more so in his younger years? Maybe around 14 or 15, where he is not quite as defined, and more of an average joe kinda character? Would be SUP
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Ruuku-Kabe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super helpful! ^_^
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
very helpful indeed! thank you for sharing
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g696 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
simple n simple n simple....but love to practice when i saw your tutorial...THX
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anarkyangel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks a lot i need a lot of help with this
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Malinidk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting to get the real hang on simplifying the upper body, and this is just what I need. Thanks! Looks like you got plenty of help to look into. Sweet of you :heart:
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grail-sama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
like that muscle >///< :heart:
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skwurlilala Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of your lines and tutorial-type-thingys... but these will be faved!
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pje0860 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^_^ [link]
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AnnLies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, Slenderman is looking buffer than I would have imagined.

*eyes burning*
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Spook17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Who would've guessed? I bet he does aerobic walking.
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AnnLies Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol, He must. Imagine trying to keep up with all of those fleeing teenagers without running AT ALL. I bet he watches Jason Voorhee's Excessive videos.

You know, I wonder what Slenderman thinks about whilst chasing teenagers.
I wonder if he thinks about how much
Ann Lies.
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Spook17 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I wonder if he ever took track in high school. Or, maybe he does cross country. xD

He makes me think of the Silence in Doctor Who. (That's what they're called, since the actual specie's name is unknown at the moment.)
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XEnnaXHatterX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks for the help something like this will definetly help out alot thanks :)
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F-D-G Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you r so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you
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sweetcc98 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, creepy buff, faceless men
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