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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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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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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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