can't draw male body

ladysbookshelf  asked:

Heeeey I have a BIG problem I can't draw male bodies And male faces And mens in general Pliz help mi(????)

Hello there, -waves-

When it comes to male bodies/anatomy to me it’s actually a bit more easier than a female body for some reason. Though from personal experience it all depends on how you want to make the characters/individuals; do you want them with a lot of muscles? Lean? Tall? Short? 

We see the many body types in series, real life, animation etc. so it’s good to keep in mind how you want to draw your character. Not to mention adding the ‘details’ on your character later, be it the hair, eyes, lips, ears, and so on.  I start with the eyes then work my way around them, it’s odd I know but it’s worked for me so far so I keep going, meh. ^^

Also sometimes seeing tutorials doesn’t help, when something gets too hard for me I either use references from actual pictures of actors or even take a picture myself and use that to help me and make some sort of guideline. Even asking friends to pose for you can help, though when it comes to muscles I use animated characters. I also have a mini figurine to help me [see link]  but it’s not as useful sometimes, so whatever works best for you and what you feel comfortable with is your best choice

Here are a few references that I hope will help as a first step:  Faces   ||  Anatomy ||  Muscle
I hope this helps. :)