Step 02.2: The Head Step 02.4: The Torso Step 02.5: Arms and Legs Step 02.6: Hands and Feet
Step 03: Clothing Step 03.1: Folds
Bonus Step 04.0 Drawing Chibi People
==================== Notes I wanted to do a sort of revamp of The Way I Draw -Tutorial-. I tried to make it sound more serious and to the point since the tutorial I made two years ago had me going aloof and showed my sleep deprivation. But, even though I tried to sound as serious as can be, I guess I got carried away.
dA was being lame and made me cut it into two parts because the original size is 840x19761 and the limit's 18000x10800. Man, that's so lame. I totally thought there was no such thing as an image size limit. e_e
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*If you didn't get the joke, it's supposed to sound like Art tutorial.
Thing is, I can draw the upper body and the legs perfectly fine separately, but when I try to put them together it comes out weird =3=" Like, the hips/waist look too small, or the thighs are too skinny... but when I try to fix them they look fat .___." Any tips that can help me with this..?
I finished! I was trying to mimic the poses and style, but many things went horribly wrong. My attempt to follow this tutorial is also presented next to something pervy I tried to draw early this morning. [link]
I've learned a lot from this, and I'll keep practicing!
As I stated before, the length of a torso is about half the length of the leg. If they end up looking too lanky, then adding more body to them (like getting more bulky) usually eliminates it. For males, creating a more blatant upside-down trapezoid for their upper body for wider shoulders helps, or making it smoother for females does too. If that doesn't work out, then either the head or limbs are drawn too small to be proportionate to the body. Either or, if the torso or legs appear too long, then maybe they were just drawn a bit long. Did this explanation help? If it doesn't, I probably need more clarification with drawings. D:
What was that other question you asked about boobs?
Yeah, that was usually my problem before and ended up with people with shorter legs >_< You're welcome !
For breasts, it depends on the torso. From the length of the torso, find the midpoint of the torso and cut it horizontally. In the middle of that area, is where the breasts start (starting from nipples). It's not that different from a man's pectoral area, just structured a bit differently since the female torso is usually smaller. Size wise, I'm not that sure of. I usually just go with the flow. Just keep in mind that there is a space allowance where the clavicle notch is. It's a small space. Then the boobs are there. :T
Feel free to show me practice sketches. I'd like to see. ^^