ahhHhh thank you… I’m an awful teacher and a full tut on how to draw male bodies would be much more complicated and involved, but I’ll show you kinda my approach to my ‘default male body’. ;w;/ sorry
First thing is always references, but you’ve likely had that lesson 12 different ways and know what works for you so I won’t dwell on that.
I always draw the head/neck first. Then I’ll put down the ‘regions’ of the ribcage/stomach/and extend lines down from near the edges to his underside, otherwise I’ll give every male and their neighbor big hips. Also, I draw my torsos more compact than normal all-around, so it’s just something to keep in mind. Drawing the regions first is also useful for when you want to do drawings with more perspective.
Afterwards it’s just sorta your default legs/arms. I really like big thighs and legs so I tend to draw them large in the sketch and hone them down as needed afterwards. The blue triangles off the edge of the collarbone guide the arm muscles and where to form the pecs.
I like to have sort of sparse lines, putting the focus more on the shape than anything else. And it’s something I wish to get better at, but you don’t have to follow the sketch too much, you can make adjustments as you go along.
skdgjfhdkj I’m sorry that I don’t know how to explain this but the torso muscles all come through in shading alone, as I don’t use any lines for them. As a rule of thumb, I focus on creating the illusion of a line going down the center, shading the underside of the muscle first, then smoothing out. ;///; I’m sorry i’m really not good at this at all