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Drawing muscles, the basic course

Damien Barban

Drawing muscles, the basic course

Damien Barban

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7 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Presentation Muscles

      0:19
    • 2. Basics points to know for drawing muscles

      5:09
    • 3. Basics points to know for drawing muscles 2

      9:08
    • 4. Basics points to know for drawing muscles 3

      5:00
    • 5. Example of drawing a back

      8:48
    • 6. Example of drawing an arm , part 1

      2:52
    • 7. Example of drawing an arm , part 2

      2:39
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In this course, you will get the basics tips to know where to start when you want to draw muscles. There are very key points to know, and they are all very simple. See these videos and learn how to draw muscles.

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1. Presentation Muscles: In this course, we are going to see how muscles is going to give you the basic tips that will help you to draw muscles. While doing this course, you will see all the easy techniques to do so. And then you would be able to draw your own characters. 2. Basics points to know for drawing muscles: We're going to see here how to construct your character with muscles. The muscles are very hard to put on a character if you don't really know the anatomy of a human being. But this drill is going to give you some tips to, to do it very easily. First, I drew the character with the normal technique, with a symmetric line for the end, for the head, for the torso. And we're going to find some some q points that will help us to build up the character. So we are going to draw only the torso, the head and torso and arms. Here are the shoulders. First, I draw only the key points of the character with the marks, these marks on this point representing the shoulders and the different angles. We can see that this shoulder should be similar to the other one. Make sure you don't have a shoulder that is not shorter than the other one and the other character is going to be a kind of weird. Then I take some measures here to make sure that the torso is going to be with muscles, but not weird. You have to respect some spaces between the neck, the arms, and all the elements composing your Tosca. So here I'm drains some geometry forms that could help you to build this cancer. You can take a look at this and just put your video on pause and copy. You can copy this every step and drain here, step-by-step to help you to create a character. Then there is here, there are, I would renounce muscles and in blue. And during this part that is in the middle of the tarsal, the chest abdominal area going up to the end of the torso. And you can still use the symmetry line to help you to draw that and to make sure that you have the same approximately the same sighs from the left to the right of the RSA. And make sure you use your characters that too thin because the red area he is is not the limit of the on the dorsal. You have additional parts on the right and the left. And all of this should be quite similar to what you see here in this video. This is a very strong man, is not a thin man or it's not someone who is not never doing sports. This guy is very strong man like a superhero. If you draw a superhero, you can use this technique with this red, green, and blue parts to help you to draw your superhero. Then you can work step-by-step to resize some parts of the body that is too dark, too large. Then you can separate the work you are doing. The steps will do with the first one, the second one, the third floor, and fourth, fifth. You have five-step you can respect here to make sure you're not missing anything. 3. Basics points to know for drawing muscles 2: The next point you are going to see is to draw the character from the profile. But with all the muscles of the hand. We draw the symmetric line but from the profile. And then we draw, as we did in the previous video, that torso with a very simple form, but this time we add some additional form. The red one is going to be the front part of the dorsal. And we find again the same green parts. And we have here in blue, the shoulder. And did different part of the arm. Make sure you back is respecting this curve. Is the spin of the character is not going to be very straight, is following a curve like this, and the head is going to look in this direction. So if you respect this gain things, your character is going to have a human attitude, not a very rigid attitude. You can drill by drain rapidly. Some sketches like this. I'm drain very fast. This to make sure that I can had their beats to draw correctly the character. And you can see, you can do the same. And this time you add a movement to the left arm. So this movement can be added once you are more confident in your skill in drawing a character from the file. And then you can continue with other drills again, again. Every day you can try it, draw your character, some characters. And this is advice I can give to you to draw every day. Even if it's only for ten minutes. You dropped a little bit. Then you have the pectoral muscles. And there we start to add a little bit more details. Especially on the form of the body. You have the abdominal and pictoral areas that are very important. You have to check how much space it takes up will trust. Then we have face. This is another exercise we can do to get more tips on how you can draw and be more precise in how you can draw in respecting proportions. If you are your head here, you have the neck. It's still a very strong man with the large neck. I'm drawing the details of the face. And you can see I'm working symmetrically. Once. The detail at the left side and right side shadow some hairs. And this head is giving me some some points. And what can help you or so in the drain with the details is to use very thin lines of thin clients to helps you to create some shadows techniques, but to draw more detail, phase will also help you to draw a character. For instance, when you draw a character, the final size of the head is going to be very important because if you stay at the stage of a sketch and when you go from the sketch to a detail face, you can see some time that you lose some material or you lose some. So head is going to shrink a little bit because you erase details. So this is why this is important to, to have a good vision of what will be the final size of your head, be found to draw the rest of the bunny. You can see here that if I erase sketch cycle of the head, the body will probably be a bit too much. Big. It's not much, but it could happen. Probably not here. He could work. Especially in comics incoming, we are not necessarily respecting all the anatomy detail. You can see very strong man with a lot of muscles, even missiles, that doesn't really exist. But you have nevertheless have to respect the position that the global pharma, the body. Only one character like Howard, he's having probably a head that is too small compared to his muscles, but this is kind of monsters, so it doesn't really counts in first place. Try to respect more or less the normal human proportions. You can see here again, so blue around the shoulder, the green area, and that is going to be your arm. A dummy, non-hairy out in yellow and the red area in the muscles. And Theresa, this sketch here, I can add you to really get your parts of the body you have to be careful of when you drove masses. You will have usually four or five parts. I kept this pass with cars to make sure you can really see exactly the parts you have to be careful. Then when you draw a face. This is the profile of the man. Then I draw a sketch of a dolly. I am putting in blue the final lines of the character. And we will see that from the final lines, which will represent the true birdie and the sketch, you have a kind of difference. This is exactly what I was telling you few minutes ago. You have to shrink a little bit the head, so you've shrank. The rest of the body. Erase what is not necessary. And then it will give you, if you work like this, you have to work on your character from the top to bottom. And not being only focus on the head to realize too late at your character. Now, proportionate. 4. Basics points to know for drawing muscles 3: In this video, we are going to see again a character, but this time we'll take a different view of this character. We're going to see this character from a three-quarter view. It's another difficulty you can have in drawing a character because you will see some more side. For instance, the right side, then the left side, but you still see both this side of the site. So be careful about how I'm drawing step-by-step. This character. I'm still using the symmetrical line. But the three quarter view is something that could create you some difficulties, which is something that has to be handled because all the characters in the comic book will usually be presented on a three-quarter view. It's not usual that all the characters are present then from phase or from the back, or from a full profile, usually now from three quarts. So here you can see the this side, I am hatching is less there's less visibility than the other side. Now in blue, I'm going to add some lines that are going to be more detail of the head, the neck, and the torso. And you will see that we can gives the idea that one part of the character is going to be in the dark and the other part in the lights. It's a good example to understand the three-quarter character. And in addition to that, I have to add the SCM muscles as we have seen before and as we are going to see in other videos. Is three-quarters view. Has to be work. No matter if you take a picture or a real picture. Are you? You take the drawing and someone else, like you do here with this video. But you have to work and to really understand where do you put the muscles because the has, there is no more symmetric lines as we have before. When you counter was up front, I was on the fail on from phase. You have to see that, for instance, this line, we can see the back of the character. What I'm drawing here in red, in green. And this length will be different than the other one and the other side. So we can learn this by, of course, looking at this video and looking at some other anatomy courses. But this is also with experience because you have to remind where are located, every muscles and how you have to draw them. And bringing some shadows here. So this was a first approach of the three-quarters current. You will have to use this view lots, lots. So make sure you understand this first principles. And again, take your paper, take your pen and draw it again and again and again. The same parts of the torso. Reuse to draw in the previous videos, but this time we see them on this tree quantile side. 5. Example of drawing a back: We are not going to see how to draw the back of the character. This video is going to show you a lot of details. Abandoned back and every muscles of the back. Not every, Of course it cannot say every muscle because there are plenty, but the more important ones that will allow you to get a back, looking like a back. So just look at this video and have no much commands to do, because all the commands necessary are already in the, you can find them in the previous videos. We are going to use a symmetric line sketch, and we're going from a very rough sketch to a more detailed illustrations. We are not going to do a total finalized illustration, but rather they're rubbing to be near to it because all the main lines of the sketch is willing imprisoned. And you will see that if you look at this video and reproducing the paper, every step of it. Again, the back of the character is going to help you too. 6. Example of drawing an arm , part 1: Now let's see how you can draw. Are more precisely. Again, to draw first. The main muscle close to the shoulder is here. Of course we can draw a line, straight line. And you will also draw a line in this because you have muscles here are very important. And this, and so, and you have to draw this line that's his following that direction. Then we can draw another line here. And here we have kind of triangle. And from there, like this, then you have a Muslim here again, straight with a hand. Here. Complaint forms here. Then you have the hand and the hand. You can construct this the way I show you with this form. And then I'm adding a term here. And you see that by following the different firms, this is in fact respecting the different position of muscles is at the back of the arm. Here in gray. And this is also very important to see that if you have muscle, but more important than other ones, which are, I mean more visible. And when you follow this construction and you do all the steps, you will see that when you bend this arm, it will be done here, not here, not here. This is staying straight and existing straight. This is where the harm is bending. And you also have something here. Don't bend the arm of the hand at any other points. Respective the bones respect the muscles and you will see, you will improve your lowest stick drawing. 7. Example of drawing an arm , part 2: Now sometime you can see drawings of muscles is exactly what we have done here to understand how the drawing of muscles are working and how to give this very interesting filling when you draw, we can go on something that is the drawing of the muscles themselves. To train yourself to draw muscles, you can draw very rapid sketch like this. And you can see that I'm very fast and not trying to do precise line by putting a little pressure. No unverifiable, very soft. If you want to train to be very soft, you just have to keep your hand. Don't use any pressure in your hand. Be very smooth. And and sometime even just putting this finger and working like this and trying to do very soft and fast lines. And you will see that when you do this form, you will have to draw some lines. And these lines can represent the way you can draw muscles. It's like flowers. We have couple of muscles. It could be the muscles that we can find here, but I joined them and then drawing the insight of muscles. So you can see there I'm drawing different directions going into the muscle. And we have rapidly something that is close to the shoulder and we have an muscles going here and another part and so on. But to draw this direction, it can really help you to understand how the arm can be, use the direction the arm can be given, and so on. So this is just as very simple drove to draw Muslims. It's drawing forums like this. Then you kept them in several parts. And you keep adding, separating lines. And this way, if you do this over and over again, you will have more facilities to draw full parts of body like this.