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Boobs Tutorial

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TOLD YOU I CAN DRAW BOOBS IF I WANT.

Also, naked boobs. 8D

Don't know why I did this. I was drawing comic book versions of my Lost Stars girls (hopefully that will come, because they are porntastic sex kittens, twisted and objectified enough to make any feminist weep) and decided people can't draw boobs worth fuck. Fucking WOMEN can't even draw boobs. And this isn't snarking on people who can't draw very well. Very talented female artists fail at drawing boobs. Holy shit. Has our oversexed objectifying culture been so pervasive that even our own women can't tell what a real tit is?

Jesus.

This is by no means a well-done tutorial. I drew all this on Photoshop, so the drawings are less-than-stellar. But damnit people, boobs sag. THEY DO. I SWEAR IT ON THE NAME OF CTHULHU. A-sized boobs generally sag less, but where are these magical DDDs that float around like its outer space? Because I would like some. Bras suck donkey butt.

Check it: Real boobs are a click away (NSFW, obviously).

All of this is inspired by the lovely blog Escher Girls. Nothing like the smell of sexism in the morning!

Sorry about the little mini-rant at the bottom of the tutorial. But people like that piss me off. Dude, you either love your fake porny sex kittens (hey, no shame in being honest at least) or you love real women. "Real women" is a huge spectrum, from hot to ugly to fat to skinny to whatever, but they are not this or this or this.

This PSA has been brought to you by Wanda of the Internet.
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X-Bra's avatar
X-BraStudent General Artist
How do you draw A cups when the "character" is facing front? Either nude, in bra, or in t-shirt?
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
If it were a silhouette, you wouldn't even draw breasts. It's a straight line from the armpit to the waist and then to the hip. Breasts from the front are mostly a matter of shading, and in a T-shirt you don't need to detail them at all. Any high fashion model would be a good reference; the majority of them are pretty flat chested. 
X-Bra's avatar
X-BraStudent General Artist
I always that there had to be a line of some sort to indicate the breasts but I figured the longer the line the bigger the boobs would appear. Is there a way to make a line and then go in later and shade it a certain way?
Do you have other examples or places I should look for references?
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
The most obvious curved line occurs underneath the breast, where the fat tissue meets tha abdomen, but with small breasts, the fat tissue isn't heavy enough to sag that much and you end up with a more boyish looking chest. It's hard to describe. For a variety of realistic, nonsexualized images of breasts, there's this. Most people are so accustomed to porn that they don't understand what normal boobs even look like.

There's also this website, which is great for quick life drawings of models in a variety of poses.

Hope this helps. :) 
X-Bra's avatar
X-BraStudent General Artist
I hope it helps too.

But the fact that you took the time to explain this is really appreciated.  I hope to see more tutorials by you.

I will send you a note if I have more questions about this.
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Invaderskull1995Hobbyist General Artist
This will really help in the future :)
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of service. :) 
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Invaderskull1995Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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The-Jasmine-NationHobbyist General Artist
This is pretty helpful, actually. I often notice how breasts look different in different medias and I often have difficulties trying to find accurate kinds.
Also, are women with A boobs considered flat-chested?
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The best place to see a true variety of real, unsexualized breasts would be here. All the naked boobs people get to see are the ones Hollywood shows us, which doesn't even touch the variety in real life. It's gotten to the point that people are disappointed when they see a girlfriend's real boobs. :T

There's some variety within A's, but yes, generally that would be considered pretty flat. 
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The-Jasmine-NationHobbyist General Artist
Page is blocked. :(
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. Well, it works on my computer. Maybe it's because you're in the UAE? 
The-Jasmine-Nation's avatar
The-Jasmine-NationHobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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TheGreatWarriorStudent General Artist
As a male artist, I feel I'll never get to fully understand women and their bodies. Which is a problem because most of my characters are female :I Andoneofthemhasanabsolutelyimpossiblebodytypelol

I do say though this tutorial is great for breasts, especially with a few sketches of cup sizes. There are like no "How to draw breasts" tutorials with cup size sketches/ examples and that's what I think can be the most important thing in them because not all boobs work and look the same. Actually seeing how different sizes work would be nice instead of being told how to just draw boobs would be very much appreciated. And I am very happy you've done this. Thank you.
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's hard to fine nonsexualized examples of breasts, especially in a variety of positions (I've seen several hilarious pictures of comic book women hanging upside down and their boobs magically stay in place instead of ending up around their collar bone). I'll admit: it's way easier when you have access to your own reference, ehe. Still, breasts come in a huge variety, so I'm only advantaged in one narrow way. I still have to look for references on what very small or very large breasts look like naturally. The key thing to remember is that they are made of fat and behave in pretty much the same way a tubby belly would. 

Cup sizes seem like common knowledge to women, but I imagine for men there can be some confusion to what each means. A 34C and a 42C are the same cup size--the only difference is the length of the band that goes around the torso. So a thin and a heavier women may have the same cup size but need varying sizes (usually measuring from 34"-42") depending on the thickness of their torso/ribcage. 

:iconthemoreyouknowplz:

However, unless characters go bra shopping, I can't imagine why this would be relevant to their characterizations. Still. KNOWLEDGE IS IMPORTANT.

I'm glad to have been of some help. :) 
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KamieHeartsStudent Digital Artist
Thanks
Asfodelium's avatar
Asfodelium Digital Artist
There are many, many more breast sizes. Look for the term "brafitting" in google. I have a 85H or GG. H. Not D. Not DDD.
Sory for my terrible english.
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wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
This was just a silly and sloppy tutorial I did because many people (mostly men) are incapable of drawing realistic breasts. But yes, there are definitely a wide range of sizes beyond Ds, and it'd be great to see them more realistically portrayed as well. :) 
Asfodelium's avatar
Asfodelium Digital Artist
Of course, but taking care of the bust is very important.
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KyrokytStudent Digital Artist
I f***ing love you for this! THANK YOU!
wandaluvstacos's avatar
wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and you're welcome. :D
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CatherineShadowsHobbyist General Artist
Just a question: did I draw how a sports bra works correctly here? Link: catherineshadows.deviantart.co…
wandaluvstacos's avatar
wandaluvstacosHobbyist Digital Artist
Looks right to me. :) 
CatherineShadows's avatar
CatherineShadowsHobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I was worried I made it squash them down too much xD
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