feedmesouls:

foervraengd:

I’d like to add that the first picture is more or less exactly how I start out drawing arms.
As you can see there is NO SPHERES for the elbow or for the shoulder.
Only quick lines that cross each other where the elbow and shoulder are located. Also note how this technique actually makes it easier to draw a foreshortening of the upper arm.
Gosh you have no idea how many times I’ve seen people ruin their fundamental anatomy by using circles for joints and limbs that obviously doesn’t work like a Ball-joined-doll.
Anyway, please also observe how the elbow look like on figure 2. The elbow is actually a very complex structure if you look at the bones, it more or less change shape depending on how you bend the arm.
If you take time to actually study the shapes of the bones, you’ll end up with way more realistic and accurate elbows. Trust me, it is worth the time.

omfg im so happy to see someone else poo-poo the ball joint thing, that has never been a good technique for me and it always just makes it look worse for me

feedmesouls:

foervraengd:

I’d like to add that the first picture is more or less exactly how I start out drawing arms.

As you can see there is NO SPHERES for the elbow or for the shoulder.

Only quick lines that cross each other where the elbow and shoulder are located. Also note how this technique actually makes it easier to draw a foreshortening of the upper arm.

Gosh you have no idea how many times I’ve seen people ruin their fundamental anatomy by using circles for joints and limbs that obviously doesn’t work like a Ball-joined-doll.

Anyway, please also observe how the elbow look like on figure 2. The elbow is actually a very complex structure if you look at the bones, it more or less change shape depending on how you bend the arm.

If you take time to actually study the shapes of the bones, you’ll end up with way more realistic and accurate elbows. Trust me, it is worth the time.

omfg im so happy to see someone else poo-poo the ball joint thing, that has never been a good technique for me and it always just makes it look worse for me

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