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Dynamic Muscle Groups by Rivalhopeso Dynamic Muscle Groups by Rivalhopeso
I'm pretty pleased with this. i used a reference from a book i have on my shelf xD called 'dynamic figure drawing' by Burne Holgarn (i think) i figured if i can understand how the anatomy works in a very detailed way and how the muscles interact with the skeleton, whne i come to creating my own human form in a stylised way (manga) it'll have a lot more accuracy and feel much more natural to look at.

unfortunately, al the references in this book, are of people who have an awful lot of muscle so drawing someone who is slimmer may have to be down to me guessing what should be decreased. lol...

Do you think the title is ok? very unimaginative but i was really stuck lol..

Please Critique or comment or something to tell me what you think!!! please please xD

p.s. lol i know he's naked and that doesn't make me gay, and yes i know that him squatting like that should require some form of potty beneath him but i was trying to be professional about it!!

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I think you've really got the concept of human anatomy down to an art! Quite litterally!

While in College (some years ago now) I had to do life drawing which wasn't so bad but she was called Sandra and she was late 60's ...so how I always managed to get her ass and found myself becoming too familiar with every rincle and soon enough began to realise what a difficult concept it actually is to draw anatomy along side details, proportions and of course shading.


I really like how you've enhanced the muscular shape with dark tones and I think his left foot is amazing you've really done that and the toes brilliantly which is then enhanced by the lef leading up to his bum and then the small of his back and upwards.

You've done very well in capturing the lighting and the shading on the left side and benith although I would have thought the right foot would have been a lot darker... I'd also like to have seen a fourarm sticking through the gap between the leg and chest but that's just personal opinion. Also a little more shading behind the ear but over all you've done wonderfully. Keep it up and I'm sure we can expect great things from you as human anatomy is key for all characters based upon the human form.

Well done.
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KandiSOUL Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks really great! i kimd of want clarification (word??) on the kneecap there, was it really suppossed to look like its out that way? shouldnt the back of knee go in more?
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hm not too sure what you mean. with really muscular men they get a lot going on around that region lol so it becomes more squarish. i think i messed up the calf muscle which may distort the knee but also he is squatting in a way his leg are apart so maybe the bent knee at that angle looks funny xD thanks for the kind comment xD
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KandiSOUL Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea didnt think id explain well. but yeah i think it was the calf muscle that threw me off a bit :)
still its a great pose! ♥
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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ISolitude Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Not bad! It's important to study realism, you should keep up the good work!
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot. yeah i'm working on two more realistic pieces. it helps keep other works more accurate and more organic :P thanks for your comment ;)
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ISolitude Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
That's the truth x) No problem!
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I too am very impressed by the musculature and the shading.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fankyooo xD
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merrak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist
That's some pretty impressive anatomy. You did a good job shading the muscles.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot ;)
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MetGod Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Well done on the proportions on this one. It has a strong traditional feel and seems quite rough, which I like. You could look at your blending by simply practicing your presure. It can be dificult with hard/dark pencils or chalk but it's still do-able.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot xD yeah i should practise blending to give it a more realistic feeling but i hope this doesn't sound like an excuse, but i did this in the car when we were travelling from Poland to England so not only uncomfortable but also tired lololol. but maybe i should go back to it now and have a go at blending. then again i was trying to go for a deep contrasting piece so the muscles were more dramatic even though all he is doing is sitting/squatting. thanks for your comment :)
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snow-white-x Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Hi, this piece has been featured here: [link] :)
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD thank youuu ! that made my day ;)
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snow-white-x Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Writer
awww I'm glad!! You're welcome :D
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Tjoepoe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconultimateplz: Cool!!
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha lol thanks
that's pretty creative comment xD
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Tjoepoe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbadassplz: You're Welcome. Keep making great artworks!!
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Grab it here :iconplz-database:
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :):) lol

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Einstainer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll think of something when I have more time... Or atleast somepoint xD
And don't worry about the name or something else what you had in p.s.
sigh... me no want to go back to work...
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol well you have to!!! and don't worry about leaving a comment if you can't think of anything lol ;)
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Einstainer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*yawns sleepily and mumbles something at the same time*
well thought to answer to this one finally... Bored enough xD

all in all this really is something you should proud of. It really has been drawn well.
Only one thing I want to point out. The bottom of right the feet is too narrow especially from the middle and generally hasn't been drawn with same accuracy as the rest of the body... i may be wrong since I haven't seen your references but still.

Umm... And imo it was good you were being professional about this drawing xD

btw are you going to join our little contest... You suggested it according to moony if I don't remember wrong xD
more the merrier ;)
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the comment. i am pleased with it and maybe you;re right baout the foot. i mean the reference might be like that but the references aren't always right lol xD i'm up for the seasons mini contest. when do you want to do it?
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Einstainer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we are having another small contest with moony first... So after that is done we may begin this contest... Our deadline is 1st of august so after that atleast we may begin... It is possible though that we begin sooner if we can manage to finish sooner with moony
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