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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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cocolapupu Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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DrMadison 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 Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial, it helps very much.
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MysteriousFeathers Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic tutorial
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LittleMsMacabre 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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PapaGwibbys 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 Dec 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for this awesome tutorial :la:
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PleadingLily Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconthedestoryerofworlds:
I like how you made these little drawings in the forms to make it look better. Very strong work! :)
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dinohunterx Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always looking for good pointers!
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