Anatomy is so important, you guys.
I often get complaints about my tutorials saying "this is inaccurate if you have a cartoonish/stylistic artstyle! I don’t need to know anatomy because of this~”
Fuck that shit. I mean, sure, do whatever you want; it’s not my loss, but here’s something for you;
"You need to know anatomy to know how to warp it, and the better you understand how the body works, the easier it is to draw it."
I used my old art to prove this. I had different stages of styles and as you can see, my anatomy was horrible. The redraws clearly show how my new knowledge of anatomy, be it the body, the faces, clothing, hair — has helped me improve those drawings and still keep them very stylistic! Trust me, even the most cartoonish cartoons understands anatomy. It’s clear that in my old art I hadn’t practiced because I thought "I didn’t need it". Well, years passed, I finally practiced some anatomy - and look at that! It looks better, no?
I explain everything better in this post. I won’t start ranting too much here since I already got my point across there.
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