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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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bluedancingkittykat Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks!
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KorinaSlashBreaker Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg thank u ;w; 
ashleyh96 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 Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have no idea how much i needed this QwQ thank you!
ExpressKeeluh Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you for this, I use it frequently. :3
Dreanora 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 Jul 16, 2013  Student Writer
Qué útil o.o apuntado queda, gracias por la explicación! :D
Llunet1 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
This is helpful! Thanks for making this!
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