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Journal Entry: Wed Sep 1, 2010, 8:51 AM
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I have done some research and...

:bulletred: Hello everyone, Kita-Angel here today again! I seem to be pretty active recently huh?
Before I finish and post some of the tutorials and guides I have been working on, I wanted to address some issues I have noticed, mostly the one where people can't seem to find tutorials and guides on anatomy, men and women, hair, faces, etc.

:bulletred: I honestly admit I was confused that there were so many requests for tutorials like this, and well, I can honestly admit those are probably dead last on the list of tutorials I will be making for the simple reason that they exist already.

:bulletred: So, what did I do and why is this journal here? I have some awesome stuff to show you! :D

I FOUND STUFF!

:bulletblue: That's right, after about an hour of research on deviantART, looking things up, refining what category I was searching in just to be sure I was in the right section of deviantART, I found a whoooooole bunch of stuff. I read through them too to make sure they were good enough, and I noticed at least one third to one half of them were already in the groups gallery!

:bulletblue: I found the best way to find them though is, to type in something simple in the search bar, example: anatomy. Then on the right hand side of the window, I clicked on Resources & Stock Images to narrow it down. Then, to narrow it down even more I clicked on Tutorials and it actually became a lot easier this way! :la:

:bulletblue: Also, a good program to use is always Poser (poser.smithmicro.com/poser.htm…) since, since it's a bunch of 3D models you can make and move and animate. Okay, why 3D animation models? Because, it's your nearly perfect mannequin!!! It will be in any pose you want, and it's technically anatomically correct! :D

:bulletblue: A final thing before the list of links, there is an amazing series of books: How to Draw Manga: SKETCHING MANGA STYLE. These ones in the SKETCHING MANGA STYLE series are actually JUST RIGHT since they show sketches, and rough work on "how to do that" and have tooooon of poses and things, it's amazing!! We don't need to know how to finish the drawing, just knowing how to get it done right and the foundations is most important. You can find them here: ow.ly/2xXlj



Helpful? I think yes!

:bulletpurple: I hope this random list was helpful to you guys. After having done all the research though, I now have to make sure these are all in the group, or request permission to have them in the group so it can be found easily by other members.

:bulletpurple: If ever you guys can't find certain tutorials within the group, don't ever hesitate to look things up and add them to the group for yourself and others!

:bulletpurple: Kita-Angel :iconkita-angel:



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:iconfarewellmoon:
FarewellMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You so much! This is really helpful ♡
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akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really helpful!
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
is there a way to make them into thumb nails instead of just the "link" tags so that we pick them easier
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EternalSlurp Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kita, this is one of the reasons your'e my favorite mod xD
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
WOW KITA. You're been a busy little Kita. :heart:
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icius Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow Kita. This is awesome. Thanks so much for spending the time to pull these together. I've already printed out several and stuck them on the old wall next to my drawing desk.
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AwkwardTension Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for this, it WILL HELP ♥
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frozenleaf-junction Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
thankies :iconhappytearsplz:
they're all very nicee && helpful ^w^
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bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good work
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Adorael Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   Digital Artist
I just have to point out that most of the anatomy tutorials have a recurring mistake. They all (or most of them) say that the arm and forearm are the same length and likewise the femur and tibia (leg from hip to knee and knee to ankle) are again the same size. Which is wrong :|
The forearm is slightly shorter than the arm and the tibia is shorter than the femur. It's true that the difference is slight but it's there. Draw them equal and your joints will be placed oddly and it will show.
Thanks :D
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
If I went through and weeded out everything I disagreed with, I don't think we'd have very many anatomy tutorials at all. And there wouldn't be *any* clothing tuts at all left. The femur is the longest strongest bone in the body, 'tis true, but it is true that sometimes cartooning bends these rules.

There is, however, one wonderful Classical Anatomy book I recently purchased. I used to visit Barnes & Noble every week just to read it, and I finally found a suitably cheap version on half.ebay.com to get.

I think I'll type up a review blog of the book with pictures and make mention that even books (and dA tutorials) make common mistakes, so it's good to never stop researching.

But yeah. It's true that for something as pivotal as anatomy, it might be good to point young artist in the direction of classical study books. XD
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Adorael Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   Digital Artist
True, not all tutorials out there are reliable. And if you're going to look into an anatomy book i recommend artistic anatomy. I'm not sure if there are any english artistic anatomy books but there should be (considering the sheer number of published books in english)
A review blog would be good because your group is big and it would reach a lot of people :D
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Ah, I never knew that they all made the same mistake. It's good to know!
Either way, I think it would be better to point this mistake out to the people who drew the tutorials themselves rather than here since all I did was look at tutorials I found were helpful for comic, manga and caricaturists, and posted links here.
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Adorael Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   Digital Artist
yea, pointing this out to each and every deviant that made a tutorial and got it wrong, will look a little like flaming ^^;
i'm just pointing it out to the group here to get it off my chest :D
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DastardlyRomantic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow, that's a lot of stuff. Good job, Kita. You found a lot!
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks! All within a good solid hour too :D
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xberrychan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Either my laptop is broken or this is just truth: do those How to Draw Manga books really cost a thousand dollars? oO''
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
No, they cost 10-20 dollars usually. Maybe it missed a decimal point?
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:iconxberrychan:
xberrychan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, my amazon says this one costs 40.000$ and i really can't believe that. xD
[link]
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
That one is harder to find, uhm, I think it's 40$ used. xD
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:iconxberrychan:
xberrychan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Than would you like to buy it for me, i can't find it anywhere :D
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:iconxberrychan:
xberrychan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, the first one ofe those "sketching series" came out in German language in August, and the others will follow, too. Hope they're kind of the same as the English ones.
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kace353 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
these were very helpful!!!!!! Thank you ^_^
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Glad it was of help
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lubanini Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:clap:
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:D
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PotionMasterCernun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome list :thumbsup:
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks :)
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