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Female body shapes by ravendark82 Female body shapes by ravendark82
I decided to do a quick tutorial about body shapes. Yes, women come in different sizes and the only way to know that is to observe women. No one tutorial or one lesson will be able to tell you everything you should know. A serious artist will absorb good information and search for more. A bad artist will see one example and think all learning is done. This is my one lesson and I hope it will help to enlighten someone.
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Talicia23 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist
This looks great.. I would definitely be the hourglass
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mothIing Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
they are literally the same size with just minor differences....
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PandoraRose22 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so simple, yet so helpful. Thank you so much
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Ryujisama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I can understand how learning different body types can better your art, but your tutorial isn't very convincing about the examples you're trying show your audience. Maybe I expected something a bit more exaggerated to more clearly get the examples across, but they're really too subtle to notice. Really, the only difference I've immediately noticed is the height for each one in the second row.
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I understand. But I had seen a couple of other body type tutorials that had the differences really exaggerated, and they were critiqued as "no one wants to draw fat women!" or "no real woman is shaped that way!" I tried to go with thinner people as that seems to be what most people draw, and in thinner people the differences can be very subtle, as body shapes depend a lot on fat distribution.

That said, this is the very first tutorial I have put together, and I was planning on doing more tutorials where I showed each body type with more variations and exaggerations. I haven't gotten responses back from some of the people I have asked as to how I can improve the tutorial, besides "I want to see body shapes". I am happy to go more in depth but am unsure what others would find helpful. Should I just draw a lot of variations in the apple shape? just a few with an explanation? photos of real life examples? etc. What would you find helpful?
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Ryujisama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
The "no one wants to draw fat women" or "no real woman is shaped that way" comments are only some 12-year-olds who haven't seen a real woman outside of what t.v. has shown them. There are people who do share features like that, and yes, not all of them are skinny. Those comments should be ignored, because most of them don't know what they're talking about.

The idea where you post a picture of a real-world example next to a drawn example, actually sounds like a great idea. Variations of a certain shape wouldn't hurt, either (this would be a good time to show that the differences can range from subtle to not-so-subtle.) As this is your first tutorial, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt this time, but just keep in mind that it's easier to show examples of something where the things you're trying to point out are easy to spot to those who haven't seen it before, or are just learning about them.
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Borsaline-Tresbien Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
This helped me figure out my bodytype XD

(Is an hourglass)
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, I am glad you found it useful. :)
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AlfredoJDeLeon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thank you, may I use this as a reference?
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course. That is why I made it :)
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AlfredoJDeLeon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thanks!
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Dolce-perversione Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It's a not really good tutorial, It Doesn't helped me much.
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What were you hoping to learn when you clicked on this one? What information could I have included to have made it more useful to you?
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Dolce-perversione Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Female body shapes
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DekuMUTT Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
be more specific. it's just plain ignorant to comment something like that.
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Epic-ErikaPhobia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
. . .
but...
It does include the female body shapes :?
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Razzl3erry Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, but they all look the same.
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Epic-ErikaPhobia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
It depends on how you look at it.
The differences are subtle but they're there, it's up to you to exaggerate them as you like. The main thing would be that you at least understand part of the differences.
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Razzl3erry Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For this tutorial, I think that something more exaggerated would have been better.
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minustwoseventhree Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
barely
there's no variety
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Epic-ErikaPhobia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
hmm...
Maybe I'll Give it a shot...

I learned about the female body and this is rather easy as it's hard to draw the variations without confusing people or upsetting them.
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Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This was extremely helpful! :D I'm trying to start making my characters look different, because I've noticed that as I draw more, my characters look exactly the same, except for their eyes, hair, and outfits. T-T
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you found it helpful. Don't be afraid to exaggerate. A good rule of thumb for character design is that you should be able to tell who the character is in silhouette.
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Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^ Yeah, I've been learning that through the many tutorials on dA. :D
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WhiteHyacinth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I totally did not know Jennifer Love Hewitt was a pear.
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always tend to forget about female body types when drawing female characters (ironic coming form a female artist), hopefully this will help take the guess work out of the process.
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you find it helpful. I am trying to be more aware of varying my characters as well.
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, the last thing i want is to fall prey to "cookie cutter character syndrome", where one's characters look too much like existing ones you or someone else has created before.

know what I mean?
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I know exactly what you mean.
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's good to know, thanks again.
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Little-Katydid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Very nice tutorial. I like that you showed examples of well known people having certain body types. :)
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it would be really helpful to drive the point home and be able to get photo references from different angles.
I am glad you like it.
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ponetium Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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batmobil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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willinalp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
this is great! I'll be sure to experiment with these :w00t:
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I am glad to be sharing my knowledge :)
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feeble187 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pear looks just barely like hourglass. this was actually pretty helpful :thumbsup:
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you found it helpful. I tried to make it informative.
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry to say, the all look the same to me :(
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ravendark82 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The differences are subtle for sure, but that is how they are in real life.

The two that I think are the most different are the Pear shape and Inverted Triangle. But if one understands the differences between each, they can be pushed farther and exaggerated to make interesting character designs.
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