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How To Draw Arms And Legs by ThirdPotato How To Draw Arms And Legs by ThirdPotato
my study in anatomy, breaking it down into shapes... To learn how to draw, you have to learn the underlying structure- muscles and shapes.
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Fateche Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very usefull! Thanks!
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atla117 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Thanks for the post! It truly helped me :) . I tried the arm and to be honest I'm quite proud of it again thx 😊
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zeke2426 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you this has helped me by like 10,000
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice :-)
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15o0 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow i actually thought i would be unable to draw arms, but instead i went "Y'know what? i'm gonna look up a tutorial" and found this right off the bat, which really helped :D

Thank you for posting this, really appreciate it ^^
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh fantastic! I'm glad it could help n.n
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Shadow-Monger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This is already helping me improve my drawing. Thank you for taking the time to create and post this.
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DMTMay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I just took one look at the arm and thought to myself...."I would never have thought to do that in a million years!", you've made my drawing a little easier :)
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear!
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sithassasin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
agreed
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keithrosas98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Artist
this is very useful information thanks for posting it, now I can study on how to draw limbs
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SpillingRed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thx! It helped me get the shape of arms and legs~
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thespiritprevails Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for the muscles!
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Canundrels Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
gah this will help me a lot with legs and feet now (feet and/or shoes being one of the areas I struggle with the most, thanks a lot!
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear n.n
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JoemanYT Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Nice tutorial.
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TheBikeArtist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I never noticed that before :)
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zigglern Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
very helpful :D
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PicklePieCow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
This is very helpful! Thanks.
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PicturePixie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for this. Males have always been hard for me (I use my own body for female study) So this really helps :hug:
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LoLochan-love-loli Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Artist
i'm practicing but i find it hard to draw fingers
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db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Awesome drawing
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xXWukongXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
how bout a girl's arms and legs?
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Muscles are the same for both genders, just females are less pronounced
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chiefthunderXX Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great break down and it looks easy. Now all I need to do is perfect drawing ears and hands now.
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh....this is awesome! :love:
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Swordsdragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Great!
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chillydogs Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
thank you for your useful understanding techniques.
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Gruberv Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good tips, thanks a lot!
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Judiado Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
very nice!
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EsBest Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
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This is an easily understood/explained process. Thx :dance:
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Squirtadoodle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm this will help a lot especially since I have issues going from skeletal to skin. thanks!
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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BumRightHand Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, now if I could learn to draw hands and feet I'll be all set for appendages.
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patreeceea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thank you Braiding the arm answered a huge stumbling block
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DanTheViking Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was having a terrible time with this.
This is THE most comprehensive guide I've found on this. Thanks, man.
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LinkTumi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
AMAZING ............ u helped me a lot man
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CrawlerSkiline Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
This is great and helped me alot. I try to draw this now for the left arm and leg. I am really a beginner ^^ and then for other positions, but i think this will be hard for me. I must search references for this, i think :)

Really thanks for this and the other stuff from you :)

ps. sry for my bad english ^^
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you n.n
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tehjai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Cool concept. Thanks for the tips.
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TheRealJenius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Thanks soooo much fot this tutorial, it really helped me to grasp the basics of arms and legs =D
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ThirdPotato Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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batlchip Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Cool this is very helpful.
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Kawaiinekinu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! I had no idea it could be so simple! thanks so much!
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Wits93 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Very helpful tut! Simple as my pencil, but... Ah, just thanks you! : D
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wildman365 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that is such a smart way to draw them!
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Xannerz Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for simplifying this!
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LexGoyle Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The bit on braiding the muscles around the arm.... probably the best way to explain how to draw the muscles of the arm decently ;)
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