21 Human Anatomy Drawing Ideas and Pose References

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If you’re looking for human anatomy drawing ideas and pose references, I’m sharing some pretty cool anatomy references for you to check out.

As I’ve been drawing more and more lately, I’ve found myself enjoying browsing the internet for inspiration.

I’ve been having a lot of fun getting back into sketching. It’s definitely been a rewarding experience.

With every sketch, I see my art improving. So I guess it’s true when they say practice makes perfect (or at least it reduces the imperfections).

As you take a look at these human anatomy drawings and poses, you’ll also find some of my best sketch tips for new artists.

Male and Female Anatomy

This simple sketch shows the you differences between male and female body proportions.

male and female anatomy
Credit: rhuisman19

Muscular Male Anatomy

These simple sketches show you the muscular male anatomy. I like the addition of the coffee mug and spear.

male body anatomy poses
Credit: rhuisman19

Human Proportion Guide

Here’s another human proportion guide showing us the difference between males and females.

human proportions
Credit: Hezon Sistoza

Muscular Anatomy

I love the imagination involved with creating this muscular human anatomy reference.

muscle anatomy
Artist Credit: burakgecgill.art

Different Parts of the Body

If you want to improve your human drawing skills, it’s so important that you take the time to draw different body parts.

human body anatomy
Artist Credit: fabiomin_art

Leg Anatomy

These drawings will help you practice drawing the lower half of the body from different angles and with different pose references.

legs anatomy
Artist Credit: azizlaswiftwind

Woman’s Body in Motion

Here’s a great sketch for practicing female anatomy. These drawings show a woman’s body in motion.

woman body anatomy
Artist Credit: azizlaswiftwind

Foot Anatomy

If you want to practice drawing feel, I think you’ll find this sketch really helpful. It shows the feet from the front, the side, and standing on the toes.

foot anatomy
Artist Credit: andy1611

Facial Viewpoints

I love this drawing because it shows you how to draw the human face from a variety of angles. There’s the front view, profile view, from above view, and more.

face anatomy
Credit: rhuisman19

Belly Dancer Anatomy

Have a little fun by sketching how the female body looks while belly dancing. You can search YouTube for belly dancing videos.

woman body anatomy
Artist Credit: adamwarren

Male Physique

Practice sketching the male body form to improve your drawing techniques for the male body.

male body anatomy
Artist Credit: vinnie14


This anatomy drawing is so creative as it shows a woman performing gymnastics. I would have never thought to sketch something like this.

gymnastics anatomy
Credit: rhuisman19

Drawing Muscles

If you’re new to drawing muscles on the human body, this is a great beginners reference for drawing muscles.

male body anatomy
Artist Credit: rv1994

Hand Anatomy

Drawing hands can be difficult, so it’s important that you consistently practice drawing hands in order to improve your techniques.

hand anatomy
Credit: rhuisman19

Female Body Form

These female body forms are pretty simple to draw and are excellent references for beginners.

female body anatomy
Credit: rhuisman19

Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

If you struggle with drawing the mouth, nose, and eyes, try using this step-by-step tutorial to assist you. With practice, you will make great improvements.

eyes nose mouth anatomy
Credit: weheartit

How to Draw Eyes

If you’re new to drawing eyes or have trouble drawing eyes, you should find this eye study helpful. It shows you the basic eye shape, the way light hits the eye and more.

eye study anatomy
Credit: leemarej

Nose Studies

This isn’t a tutorial exactly, but it shows you how different shaped noses look from the front view, side view, and at an angle. This is great for learning how to draw different types of noses. Of course, there are so many more nose shapes, but this is a good start.

nose anatomy
Credit: carlinblake

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