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Version 2.O Update: (December 1st, 2009)
8 Months after first releasing this tutorial on April 5th, 2009, I finally decided to update it with almost 8 months worth of brand-spankin’-new examples, as well as add a bit more text.

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While at first glance this looks very similar to what you'd find in many of the how-to comic books from the 90s. But there are some critical errors that keep this from being a helpful guide.

Instead of bothering to focus on the overall look of the body, the tutorial focus on the extremities and the details of the body- never bothering to show the necessary techniques to make a body fit together- looking at the full sized portraits shows the problems with this, and many of the girls look like they are a patchwork of different parts that don't quite mesh. Those details are incredibly detailed; but they look out of place if there's not that attention throughout the entire piece. If there was a focus in the tutorial that started to basic into the detailed work, the tutorial might flow better and be more helpful.

The tone of this tutorial is also concerning- while drawing girls that people will enjoy is a good skill, one needs to realize how talking about skin color and breasts need to be handled carefully to not come off as misogynistic, racist, or creepy. Describing good skin as "peachy" ignores the wide range of skin tones and can be construed that the artist doesn't think girls of color can be beautiful or popular. Also, repeating the ideas of "youth" for breasts might come off as creepy to an outsider. Even having a naked artist eying them suggests a level of misogyny that many would find uncomfortable- I certainly did.

Overall, this tutorial tries to cover too much and doesn't actually teach anything besides the artist's preferences in women. If the artist were to strip this piece down to the step by step process of drawing a girl while showing typical examples off the side would read better and be a lot more helpful.
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I think you explain very well, the images showed us the different ways of the part of the body ! but ... I know all that, and my problem is ....... drawing. I don't know the baselines, and because of that, all my drawings have well drawn and not-that-well-drawn parts.... So the thing you could make better (or add) is "how to draw" with tips on which line should be where and all that. But otherwise, I really like your style, you have the proportions right, So I think you're good, but add more like things to help us on how the drawing should evolve, from baselines to ... A really nice drawing !

Nice work !!
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MrmeowgirlXD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Student Artist
:D (Big Grin) thanks you saved my life -w- the worst thing that I do is drawing Sweating a little... 
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Zunachina Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
One question, WHERE DO THE BREASTS GO? do they start at the armpit? right under the collar bone?
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Digital Artist
It's funny because my first thought when I read this was, 'You're asking the wrong person!!' Lol. I can only imagine that they're like...hill-like pockets of fat that sit on the ribcage. As for armpits, it seems that when an arm rises, then the chest that's by it raises a bit too. I personally like to draw a bit of musculature between the female chest and shoulders that almost resembles the way it works for males, which, for all I know, may even be technically accurate: I imagine or draw a line running from under the chest up towards the arm, to turn into that area that forms the armpit and continues on around the shoulder.
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alissajuett Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
its taking forever to load.......
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TswordZ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial. Will help me a lot for drawing. Thanks you very much!
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Maneki-Kuma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE THIS thanks sooooo much for even making this its amazing! and really helped me ALOT!!
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marcopolonian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student
In general, it was helpful, but those similes were also very hilarious
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mprior Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really helpful thanks [link]
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cleris4ever Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this <3
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B3rryBliss Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohnice tutorial it's very helpful :>
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02nicolecalma Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
then what version is nodame?! and i luv ur drawings tutorial....

help me a lot!!
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MsSunnyMuffins Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're really good at emotions. I also like your names for things XD Did you discover all this by fiddling around or did tutorials gradually help you?
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm a fiddler. Even though I made tutorials I admit I've never used them myself. xD
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Rarity-pie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
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used some of ur pictures to make fanart... because... I could!!
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Rarity-pie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
In The "Ralistic" section, there are some blue-pencil drawings, do you mind if i use them to make fan-art??
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Be my guest!:D If you remember, I'd be interested in seeing anything you make from them!:)
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Rarity-pie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
of course i'll credit you!!do you want me to send you a link?
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes please!x3
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Rarity-pie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
As soon as im done XD
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Otterlore Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless there's a push-up bra, bras sag a lot more... you don't see a lot of those lines on top.
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SuperMuffin92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Thanks so much1
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Artist
Wow! This helps a lot.
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innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice tutorial. I really like all the variety, especially in the expressions.
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MizzMoonEyezTehSpy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
love the hands
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memisutay Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! now i can draw girls perfectly!!! THANK YOU SSOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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radical-kidd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WAHAHAH. I can draw now~ 8D
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CabooseJTS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
awesome tutorial. actually made me want to start drawing again and try to get my OCs to look like how i imagine them to be in my head, instead of the crappy way they look when i draw them now.
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mrsnapjaws Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats so cool! ur art is aweosme!
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Dolce-perversione Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
u're amazin' dude...
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blossom002 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
know i kno how to draw hairrrrrrrrrr :DDDDDDDDDDDD 4 girlsssss
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Digital Artist
hahaha xD
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blossom002 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aha :D
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ElexiaBrigitte Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man this might help me (Hate drawing hands..) But boobs are anothing I am good at xD ;3
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Digital Artist
i bet you are ;D
-still traces quarters 8D
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ElexiaBrigitte Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? lmao xD
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Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This promises to be ridiculously helpful--thank you SO MUCH :D
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DrugstoreRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Just thought I'd share that the dolls you probably saw for your Style were Ball Jointed Dolls (BJD they call 'em). So, if anyone is interested enough to see where Andy's awesome style originated from, look them up!
Lol, I feel like I'm advertising on your tutorial XDD. I only just found out about BJDs a few days ago.
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shadowbob19 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Photographer
love the tutorial really helpful great job on this
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DrugstoreRomeo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I'm reading this yet again
xD
I find it so inspiring.
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Digital Artist
that's why i love you o3O:kiss:
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Cree-cree Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU ARE MY SAVEUR!!!!!!!
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lighteningxflashx13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! This covers EVERYTHING!! Wonderful tutorial.
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Imzoningout Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Artist
nice
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kalmgirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
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This is exactly what I have been looking for! I just like to draw recreationally, but you still wanna get it right.
You've covered everything in such detail, THANK YOU ♥
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RainaRainStorm Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
ive looked up many and i mean MANY "how to draw women" tutorials and this is probably the best so far(: [this IS coming from a girl]
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DrawUsCloser Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Digital Artist
sweet beans!!XD thanks for sharing that:3
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RainaRainStorm Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
haha no problemo hunn(: :heart:
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ilikeicecream45 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
oooh I love this! <3
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blankeykid Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg, thanks so much for the tutorial, it really really helped, this is definitly going in my favourites
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epic-setter666 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awsome examples x3
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