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female body tutorial? by lihsa female body tutorial? by lihsa
I can't believe I'm submitting... well, I won't call this a tutorial. It's actually just a collection of notes and things I sketched down, which I thought someone else might find helpful.

As you can see, I'm rather lacking when it comes to the male body, and could probably use a few tutorials myself.

Edit: Ok, rather belatedly I'd like to say thank you thank you thank you for the DD, and every single comment/fav!! It's amazing to read that this is actually helping people! Please keep in mind that this is meant only as inspiration- there are a million more body types than the handful I used this method to describe. Do the random combination exercise, reference real people, go out and make the world a beautiful and varied place :)
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female body tutorial? by ~lihsa -- Suggester's words: is a clever, fresh look at how cartoon and anime artists can break free from formulaic interpretations of the female figure. Her exercise in how to vary the size and shape of a female body is quick, easy to understand, and when you try it, you'll instantly feel like you've leveled up your understanding and skill! I've recommended this tutorial to all my friends! ( Suggested by animatey and Featured by FantasyStock )
Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what? It would be awesome if someone could make a set of "body type dice"... like, there would be four dice, one for bust, one for waist, one for hips and one for thighs, and you could roll them to get a random combination which you'd then have to draw... who here would play that game? XD
lightning-in-my-hand Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why stop at dice? Take a deck of cards, assign a part of the body to each shape and assign different looks of that part to each number and shuffle everything up.
Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH! Come to think of it, that would be a lot easier to make than dice... everyone! Go make this! X3
RossetteLovejewel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ILuvVegeTarbleTrunks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would :0
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
hmm, i've got a small bust, large waist, small-to-medium hips and large thighs. well, that's just great.
Animeluv314 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super awesome! 
Deerdryad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Oh man, this looks really helpful, I'll definitely try it out! Thank you for making this!
Ilovedrawingxx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
so helpfull! thx
Sweetarts116 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This is uber helpful! It helped me start to work my way out of drawing the same girl over and over with different hair.
I have crooked middle fingers too!!! I'm not alone!!!
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