Curious because of something that happened yesterday. When you draw animal characters (of species with no obvious differences between the sexes) do you make them look different depending on their gender? (Also this OBVIOUSLY does NOT include anthros)
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Yes, I give females a more elegant/feminine build
12%
Yes, I give females eyelashes
14%
Yes, I give females a more elegant/feminine build and eyelashes
14%
Yes, but I do it in other ways than those mentioned in this poll
6%
Yes, and I use some of the ways mentioned in this poll, but also other ways
19%
No, I don't draw animals differently depending on their gender.
35%
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Published: June 3, 2014
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I don't care about gender with animals. They're cute either way! (but not in that way!)
Except with chickens. Roosters are dicks.
Anyways, I ussually don't even draw people differently depending on their gender except one has boobs and one dosent, but then again, I do have flatchested characters that I find really awesome (big boobs make my eyes bleed freezing cold blood)
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I don't really like drawing big boobs either :P
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xD "and eyelashes"
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Yea :P
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It varies a lot, depending on the species and the character's personality. But my most commonly used charie, Hawk... I'm not sure to be honest, ahaha... probably just her build is different.
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Ahh :)
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n most rps i end up involved in a magical sex change, so i keep my characters looking compatable with such.
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Oh wow, nice xD
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Sometimes?? It varies a lot on my interpretation of the animal or specific animal character. A lot of times I'll tend to just do whatever comes natural, but I am sometimes inclined to more "feminine" eyes styles for feminine and/or female, or doing slightly less "elegant" things to more masculine creatures - but it really varies and I tend to staye a bit neutral with sometimes using the eyelash thing, I suppose.
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Sounds understandable! :)
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Kind of but you can't really tell.
I try at lest.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see! I didn't notice before, no ^^
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To be far, Bella's one of the only female characters I have drawn and posted on here
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Ahh, I see :) I love Bella's design though :D
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SowoDStudent Digital Artist
I said no since I typically don't. But every now and then I'll differentiate them if I'm using an alternate drawing style or something.
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Ahh, understandable ^^
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PiratelockHobbyist General Artist
Nah, I prefer not to differentiate between gender. It depends on my specific characters. If one is more feminine(no matter the gender) I'll try to make them more so, but it's much more dependent on the individual than the sex.
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Ahh, sounds fair ^^
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RedfeatherstarHobbyist General Artist
I give my females eyelashes. Nothing big, just a small line (I don't even know if it could be considered as eyelashes) to avoid confusion.
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Ahh. :)
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I usually try to give males and females some differences (though they're not terribly obvious), usually in the direction of the head fur. I draw male head fur going backward, and female head fur forward. I also try to color the males slightly darker than the females, but it doesn't always work out since I'm still a novice regarding coloring and shading :/ This only goes for Pokémon because that's all I ever draw.
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I see! That's interesting ^^
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McingakeHobbyist General Artist
I usually give female characters slightly thicker lines on the top half of their eyes ^^ It's not particularly obvious but it's how I've always tried to make a difference in their gender.
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