Feel like all my rabblings about cubes confuse you? then you maybe should check out this BASIC tutorial about perspective for beginners: by
As always I finish these tutorials around 5 AM in the morning haha. Enjoy everyone, this one does not cover muscles and such. But I feel this is still a very important area you should consider practicing on. When I started thinking with cubes, my anatomy improved A LOT.
I love this tutorial. It has helped me grow exponentially, however I have a problem with the lower pelvis box not feeling like its connecting to the upper torso box. Whenever I draw the two, the lower and upper feel like they are floating there and when I try to connect them, I get unsatisfactory results.
You helped me so much. I started to draw " human " for one or two weeks and my drawing was always ... sort of human thing without bones and correct proportions, I have been working one your tutorials all day and... really ! it works ! I drew one or two page of cubes and then I was reading a manga and I really SEE those cubes ! So I tried to sketch something with a random pose and.. WOW " this are cubes. And it looks likes more human than my 3hours-on-anatomy other stuff O___O "
Thank you so much, those tutorials deserve to be Daily Deviations, you did many very useful example, technical things but you always stay fun and nice !
I think every artist has a different way to envision and simplify the figure....however its interesting to know some people simplify it as boxes....I usually just draw lines of action for torso and limbs, then build the pelvis, ribcage and head and then add the muscles on top......Sometimes I draw cylinders on top of the lines of action just to help with foreshortening....