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Tutorial : The very basics by poly-m Tutorial : The very basics by poly-m
You guys were numerous to wait for it, here it is : The Basics of the Basics !
Once you've mastered them, you can go back to the body language or expressions practice !

That'll make you wait until my incoming character design tutorial !
Again : hope you'll find all of this useful :)
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CookehzAndCream Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so helpful! Most other how to tutorials line this were kind of like "draw the skeleton and skull woo" and I was like,  "Ain't no body got time fo' that!" x33 this was so simple and helped a bunch, thanks!! :D
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poly-m Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome !
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DahliaFay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So simple yet effective:wow:
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Ovechi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I swear, this was like looking into the eyes of God itself... :icontrippyguywantplz: I understand EVERYTHING!!
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poly-m Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha keep on practicing ! :D
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Sometimes with all the new skills and techniques people are creating it's nice to sometimes go back and restudy the basics. At least in my opinion. :>
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
always ^^
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:iconfree-to-be-gee:
free-to-be-Gee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another helpful bit of advice. THX :dalove:
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Lucy-Livija Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoW! Tnx a lot
I never did know about contact points!
Ill go and try a bit
Thanks again
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Funzilla Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful~ <3
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looFsydoboN Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Writer
Very useful tips!
I haven't drawn anything besides quick sketches to capture shapes from clouds in about 11 years or so ('cause I've never considered myself an artist). But, I've been told that I can draw, and should be drawing.
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, so keep on the practice !
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bloomy-gloomy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this, useful information again! :)
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MEK14617 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The info on the body ratios was super helpful! I'm pretty excited for your character design one, as well!
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tinini Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, I just have to say this because I see a lot of beginners following tutorials, they aren't able to see the mistakes and then they start to draw with these same mistakes without realizing. (happened to me, it's a pain to "recover" after it)
So... the legs you draw are a bit short. If you check out some skeletons (male and female), it's actually head to end of the pelvis = end of the pelvis to feet. The pelvis you drew here is a bit short as well n_n''''
And also, on that part about the face features, the cranium is too short on the back, the face is too long and the neck doesn't come out the right way...
other than that everything is good, I liked the part about balance, I see that mistake a lot and very few tutorials about it. I hope you don't take it as a insult, I just wanted to help @_@ sorry about my english
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No prob, I am the first one to say to not trust everything you see on the net, and that's precisely why I made this warning at the beginning. :)
However these are very slight nuances and I do believe my theory under these advices is solid, nothing that would be handicapping or "hard to recover". As i said in the warning these are "leads to follow" and not "carved in stone commandments".
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tinini Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I wouldn't call them "slight nuances" but, if you say so... :shrug:
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
C'est col merci pour le tuto. J'attends de voir la suite alors. ^^
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Galagraphia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragonglomp: This is indeed very useful! Everytime you post something I want to find a class with living models and join. Maybe I will do it one day! :hug: You are such an inspiration, thank you for making these tutorials!
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yep, you should if you have the occasion ! ^^ This is the most important class I've ever been ! (and I feel guilty for not going anymore, I didn't learn it all yet and I must keep on practice !...)
I'm very glad I could be useful ! :heart:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're so good at these, you know?? I really can't wait til we get to the even more exciting parts! ;D :heart:
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha yeah me too ! But it's always good to go back from zero from time to time ^^
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KyashiAnn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very useful, and a good refresher!
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aha, yep, always good to go back from zero from time to time ^^
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LiteraryLitany Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Thank you! This is wonderful!
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FeatherhowlArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU! =D
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Brainmatters Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Your tutorials are awesome, I can't wait for more. <3
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Glad they're useful ^^
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Rowlina Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Writer
You are my goddess *-*
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I knoooow ! :heart:
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Larissa-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Very helpful. :D
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mutantcat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! Thank you!
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Very welcome ! Have fun !
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spiraledonista Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
YAAAAY!
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poly-m Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
As if you'd need it ! :p
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spiraledonista Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I do! And I'm looking forward to the next one
But thanks :blushes:
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