So lately I've been being hit with my anatomy Nazi senses going off lately. I am going to be going on about characters being created and attempts to apply anatomy to it.
Before getting into creating your own style with these anatomical traits, study the bone structure, and the skeleton. [link]
once you tried your hand at drawing bones and skeletons none stop, start then by looking at the muscle structure [link] [link]
once you got that down, you shouldn't have and trouble drawing the skin over it.
One style I have a giant pet peeve about is the thin, long, and anorexic look with the usual preppy looking clothing. (no offense and I apologize to people who actually like this style or draw in this style)
This style is painful attempting anatomy right and cause us anatomy freaks to cringe (talked to other anatomy geeks) when seeing this anatomically failed attempt at placing toned muscle structure to the abs, iliac crests [link]
and attempting to shape the body, also lacks variety. Reason it looks painful is that this style is so twig thin, it looks like the organs are squashed in, and there is lack of a proper ribcage, muscle placement (I see the attempt), plus lack of a neck which looks suffocating worthy. Remember this is from the point of view from a person that easily can pick out mistakes depending on it, and is easily peeved especially when a artist attempts trying anatomy and the style is widely copied.
Since these are male, look for female body figure in the artistic nudes section as a reference or google the female, I will not place them on here since there are kids and this lacks a mature filter. Instead of trying anatomy by mimicking, anatomically incorrect styles. Before going to create a style in a more pro way with using anatomy. Study the body structure. Never copy someone elses attempt at anatomy. Even I still have issues with anatomy but since I don't go around copying other peoples attempt at anatomy, it looks a bit better. So here it is, don't copy others attempts at anatomy, look at a picture or get a model to pose for you, which can be your mother, sister, friend, or even your dad. Use them to pose their hands, feet, anything thing you're having trouble with to improve. Once you got your anatomy down even a little, you can proceed to stylize it in as many crazy ways as possible to become creative. See those people who make those wacky cartoons like courage the cowardly dog and even Jhonen. They had to study anatomy before even starting their own style. If you even look at their styles you'll see all the characters they made all have variety of looks, shapes, and sizes. Fat, small, tall, different faces and etc. Even if the characters can become rather thin, they are made in a way that makes the character look less painful, even with thin necks, yet they still know their anatomy to actually make these styles work, plus they don't try placing anatomy correctly in it. Here's some cartoon anatomy though to see they have a working rib cage and organs nicely tucked away in them depending on their size [link]
Here's a big tip of advice, do not copy other peoples styles, develop your own and even study anatomy if you have to. Remember people these are tips of advice, no one is forcing you to do this. Since I admit learning anatomy structure isn't fun. But if you really want to learn anatomy you will have to study it a bit.
I will be starting features of a artist every 2 weeks.
At first I met her from her commenting a lot on my drawings after I joined the InvaderZim universe group. After a while I decided to watch her since she seemed like a nice person. She started streaming, and seemed to take criticism well to the point I decided to teach her bit about digital art to her drawing quite good til today. She takes opposing opinions very well, and is cool. We may not like the same things but I love how she is great with taking criticism, and peoples opinions.
Some of her art are