Anonymous asked:For you anon, and all the other people that ask me this question! “ヽ(´▽｀)ノ”
Do you have any tips on drawing bigger girls? I can never seem to make it look right, and I really want to draw different body types.
Reference Tumblrs/general help for all bodies:
helpyoudraw fuckyeahreferences Drawing Fat Torsos Body Shapes And AthletesUNDERSTANDING ANATOMY: Body shape | Unique Shapes | Varying Your Body Types | Bodies by height and weight
Feminine presenting tutorials and references:
Thigh Gaps fat/chubby girls tutorial How To Draw Female Characters mooncalfe Commentary on drawing Fat Bramble's Guide to Drawing Big Girls Chubby Girls (keep in mind some of these are caricatures, parodies, and highly exaggerated. Try not to until you understand the basics!)
For masculine presenting people:
"How to Draw Beef" Sketches Genchi art- drawing male bodies cartoon shapes Chubby Boys (keep in mind some of these are caricatures, parodies, and highly exaggerated. Try not to until you understand the basics!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can this work for guys/masculine presenting people?
Yes! Any of these shapes can apply to all genders!
But instead of two circles meeting specifically at the waist, instead they more often meet either lower toward the hips (big circle sitting on a small one, like a lightbulb), or higher under the chest (pear shaped) or just one oval/circle in the middle as well. It depends on the body type you're going for. You could also use "round squares" instead of circles for more blocky strongmen that are still big.
Also check out the tutorials listed above for masculine presenting tutorials.
nonbinary people as well?
For genderqueer, nb, agender, or other more ambiguous presentations, don't be afraid to mix and match traits. These are just guidelines, and there are definitely exceptions to any of these rules, especially for those not conforming to gender binary. Once you understand the gendered masculine vs feminine differences in shape placement you can definitely get creative. I do hope to do an all gender encompassing revision of this sometime but for now I hope this helps!