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Arms Above the Shoulder/Head Tutorial by DerSketchie Arms Above the Shoulder/Head Tutorial by DerSketchie
I can't believe how long it took me to make this one, this was something I had trouble with CONSTANTLY when I was first learning to draw. So this one's a bit of a "double digest" since it seemed like something that needed a lot of angles to fully explain/show in detail.

I hope this helps all of you out there saying "@($&#*%^&#*#@!!!! DRAWING. Y U NO WORK LIKE IN MY BRAIN?!"
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E-brit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
This is very helpful thankyou
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ventimocha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you! It's the best explanation I've ever seen on female arms!
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ThatDuckinMonkeyXD Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
a tutorial like this is just what i've been looking for for a very long time! "although there are plenty..  many of them do not go into detail about what is really doing what" thank you again so much for this great tutorial :D
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shalekc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
muy bueno
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Eungella1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
 Somewhat like some of the other comments - an aspect I have often had a problem with, particularly the muscle movement as the arm re-positions.
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revoes Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Really useful and beautilful! Thanks :)
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Edniz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm in love with this tutorial.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Hello, this blog is stealing your art here: fucktonofanatomyreferences.tum…

You can contact tumblr and file a DMCA removal here: www.tumblr.com/dmca
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
It is stated on my profile page that all I want for these tutorials is for people to learn from them. This was used on a blog for learning how to draw and is sourced at the bottom with a link to my profile. I appreciate the diligence, it is very good of you, however I am okay with the use of this picture with the other anatomy references on the link you've posted, as long as they don't claim actual credit for them, which they specifically don't in the disclaimer on the general information on the right side of the website. It doesn't seem like anything is being infringed here.
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fopalmer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
You should write and publish a book on drawing how to's! You are so talented, and your drawings are so realistic! I would buy it for sure! But until then, keep those tutorials coming, cuz your amazing!
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SummerWren Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, thank you! It's so detailed and a tremendous help.
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Segatron Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013

This arm stuff always drives me nuts, thanks for the tutorial.  Gonna have a look at the others too.

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Judy01451 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thank you!! So helpful!
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Judy01451 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thank you!  So helpful!!!
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SunshineOwl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Fantastic! I love how you can make these poses look natural even though the human body can do some pretty weird things!
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fopalmer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Wow! You are amazing! I can't believe how realistic your drawings are! You are very talented!
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of Jack Hamm!
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Kotow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Really helpful. Thank you, is a great work!
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Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! THIS IS PERFECT! THANK YOU SO MUCH! YAY!
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aahh very helpful thank you :D
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LadyCreation Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where has this been all my life :D *glomps computer*
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, thanks for making it ^^
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darthmongoose Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fantastically useful, thanks for making it!
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kworking Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make a tutorial on Running? I'm illustrating a book, but I can't figure out how to draw the running scene.

Thanks. :meow:
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I'll give it a shot!
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IDoNotNeedAName Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really, really helpful! Thank you for making the efforts to bring all those awesome tutorials to us!
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DinosaurCraig Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
one of the most helpful people on the planet. can you do a tutorial on a male character with a body type similar to bolin's from legend of korra?
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I was planning on doing some tutorials with muscular vs not so muscular vs downright flabby bodies, but I need to practice a bit more
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DinosaurCraig Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
sweet i'll keep an eye out thanks. also know of any other people who do what you do. Love your work but the more help the better.
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
[link] is a great place for source material
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Man, I could kiss you, I've been looking all over for a tutorial for arms and shoulders. Thank you very much!
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Bitcrossfire Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for something like this for a very long time, thank you so much for sharing it.
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ShirePower Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are soooooo helpful!!! Thank you!!
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MysteriousPancake Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Men indeed have blessed pecs.


That was my favorite part xD


This was very helpful! I've been struggling with these dastardly limbs for a long time. Thanks!
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! :D Have a male version of these studies? :?
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Not yet, but I may very well do one. Seems I can't get away with having just 1 gender for these tutorials anymore!
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, females and males ARE two entirely different subspecies -- it's the dimorphism we've evolved to recognize on the spot. I think it'd be cooler to do studies on both males and females based on the three versions of body type, ecto-, endo-, and mesomorph.
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DerSketchie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I was planning on doing something like that but I need more practice with different body types first
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd figured. Good luck on finding willing and not-so-modest models :greetings:
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Kyrokyt Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!! :iconletmehugyouplz:
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NekoThunder Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These are really helpful, thank you!
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II-ThisCat-II Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I love you for making these
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SWD-England Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Those are very helpful! >u<
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TheWickedKid Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for the actual muscle guidelines. D:

I needed that. >.>
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Finnguala Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks so much!
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Bas-Serabas Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very very helpful thank you
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ninja-kitties Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Last time I had to draw shoulder blades I ended up trying to see my own back in the mirror, which didn't really work out. This is going to be really useful for me!
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silverstarmonster Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Artist
I wish I had seen this about a week ago!! It would have been sooo useful!! :P Thanks for this anyway ;) Awesome!
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JuneCat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You just made the arms make more sense! xD Thanks for this awesome tutorial. :heart:
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yurie12 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
tks so much! this is very helpful
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