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If there's one thing I'm good at, it's drawing attractive women. So I thought I'd write this little guide on how to draw women - all types of women.

This isn't about basic human anatomy. It's more about learning how to expand your figure design vocabulary, so you can draw more interesting and intentional female characters.

I've also included some basic suggestions for Google image searches for some types. Because the best way to learn to draw women is to look at lots of them. Hopefully this guide gives you some references for what to look for in female figures.


EDIT: Thanks for all the fav's! I am surprised by the response this is getting. I don't plan on doing a male version anytime soon, because I'm not very good at drawing men.

EDIT AGAIN: This is a generalization of body types, based on common stereotypes. You can get pretty much any body type by mixing and matching the ones listed. There's no "right" or "wrong" body type for a woman - there are overweight teens, model-thin moms, plus-size models, etc.

This is meant purely for illustration purposes, and illustrators often have to communicate in stereotypes. If your client asks you to design, say, a soccer mom character, they're probably expecting something like the "middle-aged" body type. If you drew the character with the "model" body type, your client might be surprised and say "no, make her look more like a mom." So you have to be able to know what that looks like and how to draw it. It's not always politically correct, but it's the reality of the business.
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Part two. Doing this during my spring break. But my same friend Korey who requested a body tutorial requested this hair one. So I hope this helps. I really didn't know what to put for this one thoughh
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Somebody on Tumblr asked me how i sketch hair, and it's been more than a week since then and I don't know how to answer xD because i have seriously no idea HOW i draw hair oO

So here goes a bunch of hairstyles (well yeah, you can recognize my characters) i've drawn... i really don't know what else to say D: if you have any question, feel free to ask any questions and i'll try to help (:

Hair coloring tutorials [link] [link]
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A perspective of the human body seen from intense angles. Something close up and personal is implied by drawing something that's so "inside your bubble". There's a few other examples of this that I wanted to put in but didn't have room. If I can think of a few more I may make a supplementary piece.
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If you notice the title, it's called a "tentative" general body tutorial because these are things that I know. It's not perfect and frankly I'm hesitant to teach anyone anything because often I'm not sure if I'm right. DERP. My friend Korey graciously commissioned me to do a succession of tutorials so you guys, if you wanted this should thank him lol. I DON"T KNOW HOW HELPFUL THIS IS. SORRY

Also because this is just a general body tutorial, it regretfully doesn't go into details. I highly recommend these if you're interested and haven't seen them yet:
[link]

her tutorials are amazing.

Edit:: Also, it's been brought to my attention, the boobs, the nipples are too low, they should be around the center of the boobs unless overweight. Will fix later.
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really...how.......do...I......anatomy.....:O


I guess the first thing I should write here is that I am not good at it. at all. I always say whenever someone ask me about anatomy that it's most of the time kind of random and wrong, and I am bad at explaining things... But many people ask about making a tutorial, so the last few days I kind of feel like trying to make some..
guys it was your idea haha don't blame me for this nonsense :XD:

I was honestly trying my best with all this explaining and drawing and everything, but I still believe there are plaaaaaaanty of mistakes, but I also still hope some of you may find it quite helpful, because I also tried to make it kind of easy for -beginners- maybe?

The 'tips' I know are drawn mostly with orange, so it would be visible and clear from the body..

Please remember that I am still learning, so I hope that one day I will be able to do something better than this.. for not, that's all. :)
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My favorite part to draw :heart:, i love plump shiny lips regardless of gender.

If you like my style feel free to reference the mouths or colours ^^!

There really is no right or wrong style but there are a few guide lines when drawing lips. The upper lip generally juts out a little bit over the bottom lip and requires a highlight on the top part of the lip and the rest is shadowed and darker than the lower lip. The bottom lip needs a highlight on the center as this part stick out the most. The corners of the mouth also need a highlight on the bottom edge on the bottom lip. Lips come in many different shapes and colours. They also differ a bit between genders though men can still have plump full lips and women can still have thin lips. Though generally mens lips are thinner and longer while female lips of softer and fuller.

lips are also textured with tiny soft ridges instead of being completely smooth if your doing realism. This is because the lip stretches when the mouth is opened or when pulling certain expressions and needs a degree of elasticity.

hope this is helpful and feedback or criticism is always welcome

I will be making a few more (hands, noses, and maybe hair or colourpicking/colour correction.)


more tips
male

hands

eyes
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I am touching up on a few things :) Specially the lifting arms part..


More tips? yes?

Like I always say dividing stuff up always makes it easier to remember. Do it piece by piece. Learn the basic shapes then when you are comfortable go to the next level and learn how the muscles join. Then all the fiddly bits. Always good to have an anatomy book with you and also draw from real life and photographs so you can see variance in the human form.

I only drew one body type here though it will still have the foundation for any body type. This one I use in particular...well because I like drawing it :iconteheplz: and also it shows all the muscle structures XD

Practice practice practice :'D

I am having weird urges to start a fan service series...:icondatassplz:...again....

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***Update: September 18 2013 - Thank you guys so much for the favorites and watches!  :] ***

Check out our site for this downloadable resource along with the other facial feature reference guides!
cgcookie.com/concept/2013/02/2…

The Nose Reference and Resource By Tim Von Rueden. This chart is meant to help show the nose and it's basic shapes and how I would go about shading it!

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/b…
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MOAR TUTORIALS/GUIDES:

PIGMENTS AND PIXELS:
Part 1:[link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]

UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY:
Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]

MANGA to REALISTIC:
Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5:[link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]
Part 8: [link]
Part 9: [link]
Part 10: [link]
Part 11: [link]
Part 12: [link]

EDIT: Fixed all the typos I found, there where even places where I accidentally removed a whole word! That's what happens when you do tutorials at night....



Yes I know, I should finish these and submit them when I'm not extremely tired and should get some sleep... but I just can't resist ;__;

and yeah, it really REALLY feels like I've missed 1236973619734 other things I should've mentioned in this part.

Guh I just hope you guys will get something out of it.

.... GAAAAH I FORGOT THE FREAKING SPINE....

okay I'm going to bed now.
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