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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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DericBindel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member 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
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