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Crap Anatomy by jollyjack Crap Anatomy by jollyjack
I get a fair few emails and messages asking for tips or advice on how to draw.
There's only ever one response that I give and that's "practice". With each stroke of the pen you get better at using it and your own personal style and method becomes that bit more honed. Even if the final result of the image on which you are currently working does not turn out to be a masterpiece; the effort of its production will certainly not have been in vain. You'll have exercised a technique and gained a little experience.

I'll be the first to admit there are a great many faults with my own methods, but I stick to my own advice and keep working at it, often posting the results here.

Does bring out the cretins, though.

"WTF is this? Learn to anatomy!"

Yes, nothing makes me feel more superior than a troll with no grasp of grammar.
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:iconrachjackson:
rachjackson Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahaha, I love fucking with trolls by completely agreeing with them.
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:iconleon-xxx:
leon-xxx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
ah...that guy is dick...XDDDD
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:iconkojiro-akumu:
Kojiro-Akumu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah he is.
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I get this all the time, like if im doing mistakes on purpose.
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:iconmightywardog:
mightywardog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cartoons are suppose to be exaggerated, if this guy wanted proper anatomy, he should have gone to a museum and looked up greek sculpture
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:iconhpdre:
HPDre Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I enjoy your art and I don't really care if you are drawing people (or "people" or whatever) "wrong."
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:iconjester-of-the-clown:
Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So I'm guessing the troll's a "dildo" of some sort?
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:iconmckenmic:
mckenmic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
rofl
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:iconwinddrifter:
WindDrifter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the rage face in the last panel.
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:iconsebek22:
sebek22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it just me or did you manage to capture the dick-like anatomy of a troll perfectly
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:iconjester-of-the-clown:
Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My suggestion? Do life drawing. You'll fucking love it.
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:iconothergender:
OtherGender Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anatomy's not too important unless it's high ground. It's not a bad thing, though. It never should be.
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:iconwallymyiguana:
wallymyiguana Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
i get it..... he's a d*ck-head!
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:iconsamutaikaj:
samutaikaj Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i thougt he was a tampong head and im not trolling that was the first thing a got too think of when i saw it (0.o)
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:iconvoidsie:
Voidsie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i thought he was supposed to be a sex toy xD
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:iconsamutaikaj:
samutaikaj Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
dude........ no

dont give me sutch thought
fuck it, iŽll stop remembering it the easy way
:onfire:
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:iconvoidsie:
Voidsie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
umm..okay?
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:iconsamutaikaj:
samutaikaj Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
aaa thats better i dont even remember why i wrote that let see....oh right...click..click
:onfire:
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:iconmckenmic:
mckenmic Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
lol
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:iconthegoodsamaritan:
thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw cartoons- since when is that a medium that requires realism?

I agree with the "practice" comment- like any muscle or skill, drawing has to be trained. I'm still learning myself, but I'm improving.

But aside from all of that rambling, this is pretty funny. :D
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:iconmarikbentusi:
MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Cartoons are a sliding scale of abstraction from realism, some styles take more hints from realism than others. Thus it's always a good thing to know how to draw realism as a starting point so you can stay flexible.
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:iconthegoodsamaritan:
thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, yeah, I get that. But there's nothing wrong with making things more stylistic than usual.

But I get what you're saying, anyhow.
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:iconphilipino93:
philipino93 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I respect you even more now (p.s. I just had to spam your page one more time. Sorry)
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:iconstookam:
Stookam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Truer words have never been spoken, in both cases.

I wonder if it's just blindly following human nature that makes trolls behave the way they do, or if there's actually something wrong with them upstairs.
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:icondark-klawd:
dark-klawd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Words of wisdom..... screw anatomy I say -_- makes drawings too serious.
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:iconcow-in-a-keyhole:
Cow-In-A-Keyhole Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Riiiight. You draw comic chicks with breasts and hips making up two thirds of their body and with a waist the thickness of their neck. Still, people assume you're just bad at drawing, instead of of thinking of the possibility that you're not really trying to be realistic. That's just sad.
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:iconswedenspeedway:
SwedenSpeedway Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So fucking true xD
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:iconultraviolet-oasis:
Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I do believe that the perfect comeback for any critic is, "Well then, let's see your work; shall we?"

Oddly enough, they who are most critical are the most likely to have not produced anything.

Myself, I produce such crap that it can't be criticized... there's nowhere to go with a critique.
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veiwer13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
can work two ways

1)they think you're answering their question, and don't get the hurt reaction they wanted and/or 2)they realize a while later that you could have been treating them as a dog [such as "no boy! bad! do not rant to anyone but yourself!"]

or i'm just thinking about this wrong/too much
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:icon4madeus:
4madeus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I'll keeep this response in mind the next time some doof decides to lecture me about anatomy.
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:iconcutter9792:
Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm like this to myself. I don't draw as much as I should because I'm so shit at perspective and backgrounds.
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aereonphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
LMAO
Who gives a rats arse, your art work is fantastic and if they don't like it THEN WHY LOOK AT IT! ITS CALLED A EXIT BUTTON! dumb arses. Besides if everyone had the same style art would be extremely boring and be an expression of conformity and not self expression.
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:iconcosmosgrl19:
cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
damn straight!
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:iconjohnthetvman:
JohnTheTvMan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Keep doing what you do,sir.
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:iconmeykeru-sensei:
meykeru-sensei Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i get an AMEN?
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:iconjohnthetvman:
JohnTheTvMan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
-old,black man in the background-AMEN,BROTHER!
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:iconmgbeers2009:
mgbeers2009 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I love that! Can you truly be a troll if you post grammatically correct sentences?
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:iconsuper-visor:
Super-Visor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dick head.
Literally, it's a dick-head just look at it! haha
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:icondesuno:
Desuno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I find your depiction of the Troll agreeable. Well depicted, sir!
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:iconalexevansart:
AlexEvansArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
ahhhh grammar just gets in the way of angry and spitefull comments

oh well
too bad people dont always use the backspace button and think about what harsh things they are communicating before they take the time to type spitefull things
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:iconvincent-h-nguyen:
vincent-h-nguyen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! wow that troll is trying his best to annoy him and that didn't phase the guy. XD
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:iconmisteroverlord:
misteroverlord Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Those who can't, criticise.

You only find the dozens of hate mails you get if you wade through a sea of positive reviews.
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:iconhmsnike:
hmsnike Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
The one and only solution to Trolls.

Ignore them.

For they do not listen to rational discourse and angry retorts will only result in hypocritical claims that YOU are the troll - which they will report to their pet moderators. Thus, the solution is to not even acknowledge them.

Well done, sir.
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:iconhomopsycho:
Homopsycho Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Haha! Great sense of humor...no sarcasism intended.
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:iconmegafrog:
megafrog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
if other fans love it, who cares
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:iconvladplasmes:
vladplasmes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
exactly.
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:iconturaziel:
Turaziel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
would it be missing the point to point out the troll has a pointy head?
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:iconjclv:
jclv Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Trolls & dildos both have pointy heads.
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:iconstinklog:
stinklog Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Feed the troll!!!
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:iconshippuden23:
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
LOL! Engrish fail XD

I misspelled “English” on purpose, just in case.
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