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is painted by the awesome :iconstoutman:

is painted by the lovely :iconshideh:

And thank you :iconhumon: for giving me an "OK!" to use Norway in the tutorial!

Making these tutorials have been fun, motivating and educating not only for you, but also for ME. I've learned so much more while making these tutorials. All the research (lolwikipedia) and reading art books have opened so many doors for me.

But do not weep, my child! Because I still have a big bunch of ANATOMY-tutorials to finish!


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Starshinepunk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words can't explain how much this series helped me! Thank you so much for your contribution and for taking the time to help other artists!
JBworld29 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this series! Incredibly detailed and helpful stuff here.
nazsensei Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Thank you very much sensei, keep it up! :))
Simianheretic-974 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Thank you so much for these tutorials--thank you for all your effort.  
Tenkamchi-Sama Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for putting so much effort into these tutorials. I think i do have most of the theory down... had it down before i even saw this...
but in a way it shows me i'm on the right way...

and it did have lots of parts, that really help me... so thanks.

and thanks again, for scaring me to death about killing my right hand...
i'll have nightmares.
anetimora Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to thank you for all these tutorials they've really helped me! Now to anatomy ._.; but I already draw my first face (it turned more like semi-realistic) but I'm happy with the result :{> (<-its a mustache) so I guess this is it I guess...

you're really pretty:3
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
Your tutorials are awesome! Thank you very much! :thanks:
For someone stuck in his artisctic development it's... just wonderful! Thank you! :thanks:
ParanoiacMercenary Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a trip. These tutorials are like one of the most helpful and detailed ones I've seen in a reeealy long time. I saved all of them and I hope I will get a lot better than I am now.
cinaparadox Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a really really good tutorial! :D
Now to start applying it, eheh ^^;
LadyShallandra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 thanks!
...I'm gonna go back and fave the others I've looked over :3
they were all really helpful! :)
VirtuousLightNamed Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for the great tutorial/guide.
Tbwinter13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
time to try and draw something and then cry because I read this all too quickly. :D oh and to the people who want to draw something but keep putting it off, start it. your brain will automatically bug and poke you to finish it.
Elion-da-cat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
This is a really great tutorial series! A lot of my friends, including me, started drawing in a "manga" style, and although I have gotten better at realism, this tutorial was really helpful, with a lot of tips and tricks while still keeping it light-hearted with some humor. This tutorial is not only great for a beginning artist, but a more experienced one too.
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really enjoyed seeing how you transitioned your character from a symbol to a realistic portrait. Very helpful in how to turn a 'manga' character into a realistic person, and also fun to watch the process!
candiedgala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I plan to come back and follow along soon.
Leslienflip Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thank you! You are amazing!
breli22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh God! Thank you so much for this, it is really useful for me :D You are so kind for making this!
bearded-rooster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, this was brilliant.
Hatsumiyo-momichi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for making all these awesome tutorials!! I have learned so much while reading every one of them, realized what i was doing wrong, noticed some things i was doing right... and motivated me to keep on creating art! You are a great teacher and I can't thank you enough for making the effort of putting these together to help people...
evilnight72 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These tutorials are wonderful! I learned so much, and they have helped me improve my art and come into my own style. I started out very "mainstream manga" as you put it, but as I practiced and found your tutorials, it has become more realistic without sacrificing the cartoony/manga style that I like just as much as realism. Your tutorial has been, and still continues to be, a wonderful reference and help to me, and I want to thank you for making and sharing this. :)
MarkushAvalone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
best tutor ever especially the last message....i see some of my friend got sad because their style isn't like others pro artist and i heard some member deactivated because they are give up in making art...T__T
Pan-cakuu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YEEEAASSSS!! I read these all tutorials twise xD
Skully-Keys Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and sorry for spamming your favs! I draw cartoons and I am trying to make them look at least semi realistic.
LostGryphon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've learned more from this series of tutorials than I have from a couple years in college courses...

Suffice it to say. Thank you. This is amazing. Keep being awesome. :o
Scarlett2807 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student
All i want to say is this :
Thank you soo MUCH!! You've helped me A LOT!
shephology Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have taught me more about math and science while reading your tutorials than my school did
I thank you for this,
for helping me ace almost all my school
Including my self-class on Art! ;D
I can give myself a big A+ on that one, now! Thanks!
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: HugHeart Heart 
shephology Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I really love how you explain everything in detail and with a bit of Humor! It's really easy to learn from you for me. I just... I love you. I'm gonna mentally marry you.
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me tell you that this series was extremely helpful even though I don't even draw manga. I mostly do realism in the first place but I think seeing a how to on realism from another perspective if you will is quite refeshing and effective. Mad props for all these tuts. :thumbsup:
Flyfreetonight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH. This is very helpful
penguin2116 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   General Artist
Amazing amazing turorials, I feel like I've learned so much! Wouldn't it be so cool to have your own triangle like that where you could draw a simple character and adjust how abstract/icony/realistic it is?
HijackedTheTARDIS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
When I got to the end I temporarily forgot where I was and I started clapping. This was amazing, thankyou so much for taking the time and effort to do this for us! This was wonderful and you should feel wonderful.
ladyshanta Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for these useful tips and advice on how to do realism. I'll try my best to study these tutorials. :<3:
Notyrgrl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Writer
Helpful, Brilliant and Amazing!
wanyabeach Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
thanks for the manga to realistic... brilliant tutes
MysticForgotten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This series was amazing. I learned so much. When I started to get close to the end it was like when you get close to the end of a really good book and you feel like just not reading it and saving it because it was so good and you don't want it to end! You should turn this into a book and sell it it's so good!
FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm planning to do an updated, improved and extended version of these tutorials as a book. Tho those plans will take some time before they happen :) but yes I am considering making something out of these.
MysticForgotten Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
That would be wonderful. I've found these so useful!
Archaga Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I've had these nearly since they were posted, and now I'll put the time and effort to actually go through them. Even though it's a transitional tutorial from going from Manga to Realistic, it seems so well versed and detailed to help even a complete novice like myself learn the basics. Thank you for these great contributions, I'd definitely buy a printed version were you to make one.
vulpescorax Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much for those great tutorials! :worship: I got a lot of "AHA!"-effects now in my mind and guess I will be busy for the next weeks - drawing :D
KrolKushi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I favorited all this tutorial because it's awesome! Great work and beautiful job!
inspiroid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist



TuCoT Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're great, and your tutorials are too. Thanks!
Bocipaci Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This tutorials are really helpful!
Thank you so much! :D
R-Gard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No! Already the last? ι_θ
A big thank you for this series of tutorials, complete and fun,
Now we go to practice!
MangaX3me Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the long comment, I got an emotional explosion.. And I wanted you to know how great your tutorial is. ^^;
Thank you so much for making this tutorial, I've read it through, and it's amazing.
(I also love that you included as much humor as you did, it's needed with that much text)
Being unsure about my own skills ever getting better, you've inspired me to try harder.
Your skills are wonderful, and I'm aiming for that kind of skills myself. I'm currently drawing manga,
but I really want to (and need to) learn the realistic way too. I'm not very fond of going out of my
safe-zone, even though I know how important it is for me to get better, especially since I want to
be able to get into the Animation Workshop in DK and one day work as an animator or comic-artist or whatsoever.
Imma gonna take in all the advice your tutorials gave me, and go and just... Draw a lot more! :D
TheHomicidalPigeon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I just want to say that ALL of your tutorials have really helped me (I didn't start out drawing manga at first, but it was too big eyes etc) and thanks so much! You're such an awesome artist and you inspire me to do my best.

On a randomish note....

CreativeImages Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Out of all the improvement tutorials and tips on this website, this series helped me understand how to draw realism and character features the most. Thank you very much.
macriz05 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I really enjoy reading and practising your tutorials it really helps me alot :D. Now Im more in love :iconluvluvplz: in realism..
thanks for doin' this tutorial :hug::huggle:
Bashlomi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Oh, the terrible moment when you recognize all but one of the icons used in the picture-plane... I need a tutorial on getting a life. :/ But in other news...
I am absolutely loving this series. I had not previously known about the figure drawing tool you linked on one of the tutorials (pixelovely), so I've spent the past, oh, two hours or so on that. I'll be back shortly. My thirty second and minute sketches all look like utter crap... Never in my life have I been more proud. T_T I can taste the progress already. (Delicioso!)
Thanks so much for these tutorials. Easily the best I've seen on DA. :hug:
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