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Excuse the lazy handwriting... I decided to draw up some tips for drawing girls, since I _think_ I know what I'm doing with them. A lot of peeps have asked for them, so here's a bit. Will have a male one when I get really confident with the dudes (which i'm progressing nicely in that area), but for now, this will suffice.

Let me know if there are any questions you have or anything else you'd like me to show you that's reasonable. But just remember that you have to learn and study for yourself to get the idea.

REMEMBER, PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE STUDY RESEARCH PRACTICE!

Other Tips:

- Using shapes for your gestures beats stick figure methods! Read this: [link]
- Draw constantly. Don't just look at what you're working on, study it! Learn why certain things connect the way they do, what muscles get tense in a position and relaxed, etc. Don't just draw what you see.
- Come up with your own visual cues to help you "see" how a form works, like the McDonald's Arches and Megaman Boot. You'd be surprised how easy it is for you to remember how something looks!
- With women, remember, dainty and curvy lines beats hard edgy lines! No matter the size of woman's breasts or hips or proportions, these things always apply best: Hands with less lines, thinner fingers and smaller feet. Using line minimally also bumps femininity up if you're not confident with what you're doing yet. And curves always! Even on the straightest line, make it a bit curvy.
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:icontouriy:
touriy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member
helpful helpful helpful ;U;
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
super helpful, thanks!
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ManiacMcGee01 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Upside down megaman boot.... Awesome
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RyanPowers Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you learn the bean method from Stan Prokopenko's tutorial?  I'm wondering if that's the original source.
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glenn Vilppu!
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:iconryanpowers:
RyanPowers Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I just found his website, and it looks like a goldmine of artistic education.  I'm signing up for the online courses.  Thanks for telling me about him.
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RyanPowers Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never heard of him.  I'll have to check him out.
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shikamylove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of the best female anatomy reference sheets I've ever seen! Thank you so much for this! Women are tricky >3<
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cocolapupu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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DrMadison Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that feet are difficult, but the payoff is worth it!
I HATE when I can tell that an artist avoids drawing feet just because of the difficulty...
It ruins a good beach scene, or Flip-flop pic.
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pinartas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial, it helps very much.
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MysteriousFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic tutorial
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LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sort of love the upside-down Megaman boot. Totally get it and makes lots of sense now that I've seen it! XD
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the really great tutorial. I do so like the "prominent bumps" to the surface!
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Fallen024 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for this awesome tutorial :la:
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LittleMissAries Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconthedestoryerofworlds:
thedestoryerofworlds Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I like how you made these little drawings in the forms to make it look better. Very strong work! :)
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:icondinohunterx:
dinohunterx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always looking for good pointers!
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:iconzynoa:
zynoa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are brilliant!!!! Thank you~~!
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EstaVS Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
this was really helpful thanks!
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BlackWithHat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like your tutorial ! We need more people like you ! 
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Kamikatamari Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you this is a very big help for me ^^
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DarkBlades75 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was looking at turorials on the deviant search and i see a censored one and i think: DUDE!!! This is ART!! theres no such thing as "inappropriate" in art!! its called anatomy!!! 
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DarkBlades75 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but very useful anyway!! 
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touriy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member
even so, it n33ds two be censored, or having a warning
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:iconthedrummer96:
TheDrummer96 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Useful, Thanks! :D
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Ciara06 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Micky D's Arches and MegaMan's boot... you, my good artist, are a GENIUS lol  This is a really helpful post.  Awesome job. ^.^
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BarrelRollsPerMinute Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks really helpful. I'm rubbish at drawing the female form and these look like some good tips.
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Chanel211 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Upside down Megaman Boot! Genius! Thanks for this. 

Also the "Ghetto booty" made me giggle like an idiot lol. 
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Eskimodogguy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
*have
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Eskimodogguy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
do you some on men?
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:iconkero360:
Kero360 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GREAT GUIDE MAN!!!!! Hope to improve my sketches
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SylverXX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*violently headdesks*
I really like this tutorial, so much that I used one of the poses here as reference . . . and then after I put up the picture, I forgot for weeks to put the credit where it was due.
*sigh*
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A WONDERFUL TUTORIAL. It's incredibly good, and there's a lot to learn from it, so thank you!
[link]
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the title to this. :XD:
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TsubakiNara Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
this is probably the most helpful tutorial i've ever come across!! keeping my fingers crossed for the male tips!
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mari-su Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Oh my GOD this is so HELPFUL. THANK YOU SO MUCH. *Favs the everliving shit out of this*
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NovaDot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
very well done~ I like the details u added to explain the shapes you made. Thanks for making this! :D
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milk-dr0p Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This is very helpful!
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Kota-King-1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, I have a lot of trouble with women's bodies.
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PrincessHo-Oh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This helps so much, thank you!
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The Mega-Man leg and Superman symbol were profound revelations for me
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DrReginaldFunk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
upside down mega man boot... genius
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MShadowy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to echo your sentiment on feet. Even more than hands they are the most problematic thing I end up drawing in poses that include them.

Thanks for this, it's very nicely done.
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Orodrith Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
nice tutorial
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Maxxor501 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Useful. Will help with drawings.
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Deponzy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is really really helpful! Seeing as how I can't draw the female (or male for that matter) structure very well. I officially love you now.
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kreagan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the guide! I've been having difficulty lately drawing curvy women.. mine are all thin and model like.. not what I want to be drawing.
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sleepypandie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really helpful!

thanks for the tips, especially the bit about feet in high heels!
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supercutecraftgirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
this will help me to draw better . you did a great job
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WrestlingZombie12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you this is helpful
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