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shousetsubangbang:

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I did the cover for the After-School Special issue, including the typesetting. Super thrilled to have gotten the chance to try new things. Click the image and you’ll be brought to the issue’s stories.

Happy reading!

letmefixthatyaoiforyou:

His leg…

His leg indeed. I’ll talk about that first.

  • Well first of all it’s super curved.
  • second of all , the spot where the knee bends makes no sense; I drew here showing how the muscle in the back of the thigh insert into the back of the knee, and the muscles of the calf are fastened to the knee on top of that. The knee is a really complicated area and this is an extreme simplification.
  • also when you’re deciding where to draw the crease that forms when you bend your knee remember to leave enough room for all the inner workings of the knee. and square it off a bit.

Next that foot:

  • feet are also one of those things that we all think “why do these exist” every once in a while. In another extreme simplification I drew an approximation of the bones in the foot (in green). See the heel sticks out, and in the top left drawing the blue represents your achilles tendon, which goes from your calf and attaches to the bone in your heel to shape the back of the foot that we see from the outside. so, when you point your toe like a ballerina, you can STILL see the heel.
  • on the right side of this image I drew up the difference between the inside-side of the foot and the outside. the whole edge of the outside touches the ground, but not all of the inside does; that’s the arch of your foot.

And lastly let us zoom in and appreciate this hand

yes

#nsfw  #tutorial  #anatomy  #yaoi  

letmefixthatyaoiforyou:

I’m gonna talk about shoulders before I fix this one…

the shapes that make your shoulders are really complex so I actually have 3 images to explain some of this lol. First:

  • The first thing to think about is the collar bones (in red), how they fit and what shapes they make around them. When you lift your shoulder, the collar bone moves with it (cause it pretty much IS your shoulder anyway lol).
  • The bones are close to the surface but there isn’t much muscle around them, so when the skin goes over it creates a few pits that are good landmarks. My favorites are the pits on the outer ends of each collar bone (in blue here). They’re made where the pectoral (boob muscle???) goes under the collar bone. I love them because it so definitively outlines the edge of where the chest turns into the shoulder, it makes it way easier to find your way around the shoulders.
  • In green is the trapezius muscle, which is actually a back muscle (it’s shaped like a diamond whose 4 points are at the top of the neck, outer end of each collar bone, and middle of the back) but it’s top 3 points peek over to create the sloping shape from the neck to the shoulder we all know. Since it’s all one muscle, both sides match up so it can help you to draw through the neck to get the proper slope of the trapezius.

  • Next is some neck muscles! There are 4 major ones, 2 on each side, symmetrical. They don’t have cool names so I forgot them lol. The more important one is the one I’ve done in solid blue, which attaches the inner end of the collar bone to the skull up behind the ear. At 3/4 view, the farther one of these is what creates the visible edge of the neck that you can draw, as it goes from the front and wraps around behind.
  • It’s important when drawing the shoulders because… well it’s attached to them so it’s gotta all fit right lol.

  • Lastly here’s something to help make more sense of the armpit, one of the most confusing things ever. Since 99% of my drawings are animu boyz I don’t really bother to remember every specific muscle in the arm, and I just look it up when I need to. So what you see here is my method of remembering masses in the arm. The deltoid (the blue one) is like a cap on the shoulder, so when you raise your arm it bulges (it’s the one doing most of the work of holding your arm up). I them imagine the main mass of the upper arm (red) as a carrot or something that’s jammed into a hole in the side of the torso and is covered up by the deltoid cap lol.
  • Also notice that when you lift your arm, your shoulder gets closer to your face. Too often I see people just make the arm go up vertically but leave the shoulder down and it just… makes this really awkward right angle and looks bad cause it’s wrong. Actually, when you raise your arm, your whole ribcage tilts to accommodate it too. Actually when you raise your arm it changes your whole body. LOL but that’s a different conversation.

You’ll see in my fixed version of this post that the angle of the shot and his raised arm leaves no room for negative space between his shoulder and face.

TA DA

(Let’s give him a ribcage too lol. I didn’t need to change the width of his torso this time, it’s just that his pecs+nipples were too far over so they were flattening him)

letmefixthatyaoiforyou:

I’ll address the 2 most obvious things. first off the head, when estimated in red lines, yields this:

mmmmhm. this is why you draw through the other guy’s head to make sure it all checks out, or sketch two heads on separate layers and fit them together later or something. 

Second, and what I am going to put all my energy into explaining, is that hand:

  • diagram 1: the artist was so inspecific about the joints in that hand that I could reasonably argue that our nekomimi boy is starting to melt from the heat of their passionate love. But I’m not going to and I will instead work on the assumption that this person was not looking at any hands while drawing this.
  • diagram 2: here’s some things about hand proportions. generally, the length of a finger is the same as the length of the palm area below it (meaning each finger divides its part of the hand in half). that’s not counting the thumb of course. that’s the orange line here in diagram #2
  • diagram 2: every finger has 3 joints and therefore 3 bones. make it look so on your drawing! count them all twice if you must. Even the thumb has 3 joints, though people often say it has just 2. Joint 1 is just hiding down at the bottom of the palm; really it’s the most important joint in your hand because it’s the most articulated; it can not only move the thumb up and down like the rest of the fingers, but it has a large range sideways, allowing you to reach across your palm with your thumb, which means if you evolve it as a monkey you can pick up a stick and beat a rock with it and then evolve into a human and use it to hold a remote control and fap.
  • diagram 3: it’s important to visualize the joints as being just below the surface of the back side of the hand, meaning all the fat and padding and thickness is on the palm side. So, the joints make bony bumps on the back of your hand and fingers, and the padding on the palm side makes creases and soft forms.
  • diagram 4 (oops I forgot to number it): the way this person drew the hand originally is physically impossible. the fingers will not stay straight and be able to reach the bottom of your palm. instead they will curl up as I’ve drawn.

letmefixthatyaoiforyou:

So, other glaring anatomy problems aside… how do muscles in the torso work?

Ah, a very good question. This isn’t really yaoi but I’ll do it anyway since it’s such a good question. to be frank I’m not really an expert on the muscles specifically since I tend to focus more on the overall shape than interior detail things (plus I like drawing skinny guys so the my treatment of muscle is usually really subtle) so I’ll just show how I organize the male torso:

I break it into groups. Green is the pectorals, which sit on top of the ribcage (in red), which transitions into the abdominals (blue) aaaand yellow is kinda just “everything else”. oh and the blue dots are there to point out a subcutaneous landmark (meaning “below the skin”, a place where the bone comes very close to the surface that is good to help navigate the body) of the Iliac crest on the pelvis, just because I love that landmark it’s so useful. I googled “male torso” and did the same to a sculpture I found so you can, like, see it in action or something

Ok stuff:

it’s IMPORTANT to realize that the pectorals are on top of the ribcage. see on the line drawing on the left, the area around the left armpit, see how everything layers. there’s an overlapping indicated where the ribcage swells forward from underneath the thickness of the pectoral. emphasizing this line really pushes the skinniness of the body, though it is still good to put it there on guys who work out more (it keeps a rounder, bigger, pec from looking like a boob)

next, keep in mind that the torso has thickness as well as width:

it varies from person to person but I find it generally ideal to have the bellybutton here:

Also something I see a LOT in yaoi manga is people outlining all these muscles with solid lines; no :( Well I guess it’s kind of unavoidable if you’ve only got black and white to work with, so if you need to put lines on the interior, make sure they 1) don’t outline things and instead are placeholders for where a shadow would be, and 2) aren’t drawn with the same line quality/thickness as the outlines of the body. the point is to make soft contours look like soft contours with a softer line, right?

Honestly I’d avoid putting any lines to indicate abs altogether unless I was drawing the Hulk or something, but I wanted to see if I could do it in an acceptable way so I drew this. it looks fine I think. if it’s in a black and white line drawing sure, but if I were doing full color and shading on it then I would never leave those lines in, and instead let my rendering tell the viewer that there are abs there. I attempted to do that to the submitted drawing (it’s low res so it didn’t work out as well as it could have, but you can get the idea)

I tried my best :|;;;

anyway since the torso and shoulders are connected I have this post as suggested reading