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shape based character setup for beginners (front) by Oceans-Art shape based character setup for beginners (front) by Oceans-Art
you can go more into detail after the last stage. though i would start a new practise
to get more into the proportions and the right placement of the body elements.
work rough and fast with straight and confident lines. ;)

shape based character setup for beginners (side) by Oceans-Art
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grzffleirz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
thanks!
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LandiCordier Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Hello! This is awesome! Have you got it in a (back view)?
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Thank you!
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cactusfantastico Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is a great reference, but an additional tip that I've found helps for the harder poses is to use a barbie doll. This helps you maintain realistic proportions while working out a pose.
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Lilnanny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Filmographer
Proportionally her arms are too short. Her elbows should be where her bellybutton is and her finger tips should touch the half way point between her upper leg.
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Estowers Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Another quick and easy guide. Keep up the good work!
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harvestmoon2013 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I know this is anime/manga styled, but you can see that good anime/manga artists typically have a good understanding on anatomy and proportions. Before someone tries too even attempt to get good at this style, anatomy is the usually first thing they learn. That's why this shouldn't be labelled 'for beginners' because beginners need to learn from the foundations of the human figure, and not going straight into all this fancy dancy stuff.
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Lynchrock Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I'm sorry but in my opinion she has to rib cage, no trapezius, her chest is way to short. I know this is stylized, manga style, etc, but by learning a coherent human shape ce stylisation gets better afterwards.
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bishies-lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what u mean by chest too short? if ur talking about her breast, some girls have small boobs/breasts...
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Lynchrock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
What the hell ? Why is it always about boobs ? Come on !
Her chest is too short, for that simple reason that a neck is not simply put on the top of the chest, the trapezius comes up the sternum. And bellow, the hips should be on the line bellow them, the leg start inside the chest though, that's how the iliac crest forms.
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