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How do I draw abs by Noiry How do I draw abs by Noiry
Little tutorial about how I draw abs :P
This is just a guide, the best reference is the real male body, if you do a little research you will find out that every guy has a different muscles and bones shapes, thus making their body totally different from the others.
Just find a way that works for you and your style and still looks human xD

PS: This is not an anatomy tutorial, my goal is not to teach the anatomy of the torse. This is an approach about WHAT DO I DO and what works for me, just an example of how to get a kind of natural look if you don't draw realism. As I said, real life references are the best source if you want to learn. This is just my subjetive view.
I think people gets utterly butthurt by the word "tutorial" :/
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Vainakh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  New Deviant
 Tutorial on like the body itself please? 
Overall, really cool tutorial!
Infernal-Arms Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this tutorial once before (on Tumblr, I believe) and allow me to extend a formal 'thank you' for it.  It actually taught me how to properly draw abs, when my original method was just a really rough, blocky shape that only vaguely looked like abs.
SollumanSpringdeep Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
I suck at drawing!!! (cries)
ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hubba hubba..............Panda Emoji-05 (Drooling) [V1] 
Channydraws Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read that as Hubba Bubba. XD 
SashaSongbird Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
same,i had to read it twice after i red this comment XD
synthetic-creativity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg same O_O
ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
pandamyc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you man, I will keep this in mind when drawing naked men. 
Kxnekitori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Really helpful :)
Jojojots Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Helpful! ^^
CPMETAL00 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you soo much!! this help alot :)
DericBindel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I found this actually really helpful, as I can't draw realistic people at all. Thanks a lot!
bluedancingkittykat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks!
RobynRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
hello, this blog is stealing your art here: fucktonofanatomyreferences.tum…

You cna file a DMCA removal here:
KorinaSlashBreaker Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg thank u ;w; 
ashleyh96 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was getting absolutely frustrated with an OC's abs, and thank freaking god I found this. I found the perfect balance between my way of drawing and these basics. 

Thank you so muchhh
SnowyWhiteTiger Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have no idea how much i needed this QwQ thank you!
ExpressKeeluh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you for this, I use it frequently. :3
Dreanora Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! c: I've seen pics of the actual muscles, but to see a detailed drawing like this really helps.
Ryuhoshi7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Qué útil o.o apuntado queda, gracias por la explicación! :D
Llunet1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This really helped me!
Yes, I should probably use refs (which I WILL)
But for me it's easier to draw something when I've seen it drawn by someone else, and then use refs afterwards because then I know what kind of lines to use and whatnot.
This is REALLY helpful. I mean, I am the WORST at drawing men, and having a tutorial like this really helped me at least be able to draw abs! :) (Aaah I have to work on it moreee-)

Now they actually look like muscles and not boobs... XD
roguebloodangel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is helpful! Thanks for making this!
somercet Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
This is a neat pic. And yeah, people get wound up.
SleepyKiks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
where has this been all my life! This is very useful, thank you for making it.
Hikapi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still very useful though. Thank you *_*
Arroiuqlu-Cifer-05 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much. This helped me soo much. TTwTT
Do you think you could do something like this again, except on a 3/4 angle?
Leira15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconmegaderpplz: So lovely
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~~
I can use this to practice in my anatomy lessons~<3
EvaRusso Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
very nice and extremely well done, thanks for sharing :hug:
Kuronzer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
you've saved my life, thanks <3
Animelover1212 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!
dhatc4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Awesome, def using this :)
ChristianDragon101 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Hat. Damn.
BlueyCrawford Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
damn, this is nicee :D
InuyashasGirl223 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you... I will try my best, sensei... =~=
Yummitreats Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo I will try this out
yourfisharemine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, this will be very useful. My last set of abs were... horrendous. :/
Sparrowz13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks! This helped A LOT! Before your tutorial... My guys had no abs. xD Poor men, lost their Manliness. :/ JK. Anyway, when I post my picture, I'll link back! :D

Thanks again!
PIE5525 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
And by now you expect a person to say its "how do I draw abs" not "how to draw abs"
Jcat4ever2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The artist is from Spain.
PIE5525 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Doesn't mean the artist sucks at English.
Jcat4ever2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Doesn't mean you have to judge how they speak/write.
PIE5525 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I don't even know where you're going with that.

I just saw the anatomy complains and the title is obviously "How I draw abs" not a how to. So this is how the artist draws not a person who draws every single detail of anatomy correctly.

Then you tell me he or she is from Spain.

I'm guessing you said that, guessing the title is like that due to the person not being(possibly) great at English.
Shralen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god this is really usful look what I did [link]
NourMakky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
lol i'm going to try this ;p
Shiri1432 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! It will be super helpful, cuz I can't draw abs worth shit. :/
soloya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this tutorial
Petraphobia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This is simple enough even for me to understand. This also helped me to figure out male hips.
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes sense, and the visuals are easy enough to follow. Thanks for doing this! :highfive: With the help of tutorials like this I know I'll be able to draw guys that, y'know, look like guys, instead of slightly masculine lady folk. :XD:
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