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Q+D Anatomy Lessons- Neck and Shoulders by Turtle-Arts Q+D Anatomy Lessons- Neck and Shoulders by Turtle-Arts
Because you guys keep asking, and I keep promising to do some anatomy and pose tutorials. But when I got to thinking of all the things I wanted to tell you about drawing human anatomy, I realized it was going to take way too long to do in one tutorial. And it would have been huge. >_<

So I've decided to do these little tutorials about more specific areas of the human body. Mainly ones that get overlooked by a lot of aspiring artists, or that people make common mistakes with. I'm planning on doing ones for arms (how they move and connect to the shoulders), one for the torso and abdomen, and one for legs. Hands/feet and faces may come after that, and I'd like to do a tutorial on posing your characters... or maybe just another sheet of gesture drawings. XD

So yes, enjoy my five-minute anatomy lesson gift to you! :thumbsup: I hope you find it helpful! ^^

P.S. I forgot, there's a 4th forgotten bump on the profile! It's the Adam's Apple, which is of course only present on men. It's very defined on some guys, and hardly present on others. When it's overly pronounced, it almost makes the neck "vulture-like" is shape. :nod:

Arms and shoulders tutorial-

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:iconbirtydears:
birtydears Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Great tutorial!! Thanks!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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:icongabrielsgalaxy:
GabrielsGalaxy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks a a lot!! :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconfishingjb:
FishingJB Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I need that!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad this helped you! ^^
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:iconcobean:
Cobean Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hot diggity this helps me out so much! I had trouble connecting the head to the neck for some reason (it looks like someone shifted the head or something) and this somewhat helps a lot! Thanks a million :la: 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help! ^^
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:iconmangonaid:
Mangonaid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Everytime I need help with necks and shoulders I pull this guy out! Thank you so much!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help! ^^
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:iconziggy-foxcat:
Ziggy-FoxCat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing. OAO
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconbluestargirl19:
bluestargirl19 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is very accurate! Thanks for the advice :iconawwplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!  ^^
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:iconbluestargirl19:
bluestargirl19 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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:iconrandomgunyu:
randomgunyu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you it's such a big help for me! :3
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
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:iconrklover13:
rklover13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is an old tutorial, but seriously thank you. Neck/shoulder muscles are something I have trouble drawing accurately  (even if stylized), DESPITE my anatomy class >A<. Thanks for making this!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, my pleasure! I'm glad you were able to glean some helpful info from this!
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:iconmaxychi:
MaxyChi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is very helpful! Thanks a bunch!
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:iconkathryn-wood:
Kathryn-Wood Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah, this is awesome!! I've been having trouble with the neck and feel like mine just haven't looked quite right. This'll be great help! :heart:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
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:icondouxkaisercviii:
DouxKaiserCVIII Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou!♥
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:iconjuliquadrinhos:
JuliQuadrinhos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional
Very helpful!

Thanks!
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:iconvinny-lloyd:
Vinny-Lloyd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks for this tutorial! It was very useful for me!Emoticon: Bow 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you found it helpful! ^^
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darkbubblepop09 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks so much for these! Will you do a tutorial on the torso/pelvis area? I have a hard time defining that area when drawing so my legs look like they are connecting right at the ribs. -__-
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome! ^^ And I'm not sure when/if I'll do more tutorials. I'd like to, but I just don't have any time these days. :I
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:iconfr0zenflames:
Fr0zenFlames Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks, this was helpful! :iconn-nplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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:icondarkjanet:
DarkJanet Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that one, too, is very helpful.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help. :>
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:iconvikatt:
vikatt Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw your arms and shoulder tutorial so I figured I'd have a look at this, and they're both really helpful, thank you. (They also made me realize a lot of stuff about myself! In that other tutorial, it says your foot is as long as your forearm and I actually compared the size because I thought it was impossible!) :XD:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, but now you know it's totally right. XD
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:iconvikatt:
vikatt Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes! Yes I do! XD
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:iconlyorixa:
LyOrixa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I would like that you do a coloring tutorial, i love your style :D
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:iconwillowwhispers:
willowwhispers Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHHHHHH!

THIS HELPED SO MUCH!

:evillaugh: NOW I SHALL CONQUER THE NECK
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:iconkazuhiro-sama:
Kazuhiro-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohhh this is definitely one of my problem spots. I mean... I've got quite a few, but this will definitely help relieve a lot of headaches. Thank you so much for explaining!
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:iconmikuhimuro:
MikuHimuro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you c:
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:iconestrangeloedessa:
EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is definitely helpful, especially for the profile view. I can see a lot of the mistakes I was making. Thank you.
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:iconwlfmoon-arizona:
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
This is great. Thanks for the info!
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:iconprechoco:
prechoco Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This really helped me learn a bit about the anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders! :D
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:iconmochuu:
mochuu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
omg i love you thank you so much :heart:
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:iconcptshenanigans:
CptShenanigans Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This tutorial was EXTREMELY helpful, I was having so many problems with stuff like this. Thanks for making it!

Could you maybe make an eye tutorial? That is another thing that I, and I'm guessing a lot of other people are having trouble with.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful! And an eye tutorial? Like what do you mean?
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:iconcptshenanigans:
CptShenanigans Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I meant like, how you draw eyes so well, and add so much emotion to them. Especially how you can get your eyes to match your characters so well.
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YokoNakajima Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student
wait does the second one exist in body builders
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks a little like it, but the neck itself cannot physically slant outward like in my example. There is simply a buildup of muscle mass around the neck with body builders.
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:iconamihimawari:
AmiHimawari Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!

this is really helpful, thank you. :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
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