I made this specifically for a certain friend that currently only draws highly stylized equines from a certain beloved girls' cartoon
but it's something shareable, I think. Originally, it was three sheets of cardstock with a bunch of scribbles and bad handwriting. I think this is much easier to look at.
The idea behind this was to break everything down to the simplest instructions. It's not detailed because it's not supposed to be; I wanted the information as easy to absorb as possible. There are no diagrams of muscle structures or joint angles or any of that. You can reference them if you want; in fact, many people find it helpful for figuring out the shapes of things. I just haven't included it. However, I do intend to make a series that focus on different parts in more detail, like hands and faces and whatever people think they want me to talk about.A note about the heads-high diagrams:
The diagrams displayed assume that all heads are the same size to make the head ratio comparisons easier to understand. However, not everyone has the same head size, especially children. A child five heads high will not reach the shoulders of a six-heads-high adult because child heads are much smaller than adult heads. However, that's something you'd need to study elsewhere because I'm not going into detail here. I will say that, realistically, older children (middle school and up) are closer to five and six heads high and younger ones (elementary to middle school) are in the four-to-five head range. Many manga styles skew this ratio because bigger heads look better in their style; mine is one of those. Working out the heights and ages of the characters should help you figure out relative sizes.There are some errors in here
, more notably dealing with the torso and stemming from me typing the wrong words by mistake. They'll be fixed when I get the time.
I hope this helps someone. If not, well maybe my weirdly contorted doodle will at least amuse you.
By the way, that generic-looking fellow on the cover is a ladyfellow. And the scribble at the closing statement in no way resembles myself. I just thought loopy hair was appropriate at the moment.Drawing heads