I was on the toilet with that last ask I answered so I decided to actually sit and try to help the best way I can. Anon, I’m still in an art rut especially with anatomy and I’m totally not the best with it, but let me link all of you to some things I like to look at on my spare time.
I don’t have any anatomy art books, so I wouldn’t know who to recommend, but I DO have a lot of youtube videos I watch. Here’s some that might prove usefeul::
How to Draw: Foreshortening with the Coil Technique
How to draw twisting forms
My favorite books that I have on hand to practice gestures/anatomy with ARE MY HOLY BIBLES.
This one has a wide variety of body types and therefore is my fav…the chubs….>:3
The main idea to keep your gestures from looking stiff is to remember the line of action
ALSO SERIOUSLY JUST GOOGLE ANYTHING from man butts to back to arms to head angles if you cannot sit in a figure drawing class like me. Here’s a short gif of my process to sketching a quick figure
I’M STILL LEARNING MYSELF and it’s fun to practice with friends!! I also enjoy playing around with styles, majorly disney artists such as glen keane
Alright so I’m not super amazing at head angles or anything but here’s some process on how I go about it.
I always start with a circle and cross guidelines as it helps me greatly imagine where the face is gonna fall when putting it on a angle. I honestly don’t have much else to say other then look at some skulls or pictures of human heads on angles, it’s best to practice from life to get the best idea on how head angles work.
For necks you have to keep in mind the differences in both sexes and body types. When stylizing I tend to give my females (or younger) characters more petite necks and females also usually have more simplified neck structure unless flexing the muscle out. Males have more prominent neck muscles and a larger Adams apple (mostly in older males). When dealing with body type and age however, I may give a younger male more of a feminine neck as they’re not fully developed yet or if I have more of a muscular larger woman I’ll give her a thicker neck, ect.
Now when working with shoulders this is usually my process. I always draw my collar bone into my base sketch as it helps me visualize where my shoulder fall when drawing. Also keep in mind when characterizing that some people have more petite shoulders where as others may have more broad (males tend to have more of a broader shoulder structure then females). Hope this helps you some.