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Cave Monster

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How to draw a girl
« on: 26 Feb 2005, 04:53 »

Any tips on drawing girls? Other than "Take some life drawing classes"? (I'm an art school grad, had PLENTY of life drawing) Just having trouble drawing convincing female characters in a flat color vector style.
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purplefistmixer

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« Reply #1 on: 26 Feb 2005, 10:27 »

Girls tend to be more curvy than guys.
I'd recommend using reference but that's another way of saying take life drawing classes. Apparently giving them larger eyes makes characters appear more feminine, but it depends on what kind of style you're aiming at.
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« Reply #2 on: 26 Feb 2005, 10:45 »

Man I have no idea. I have been drawing ladies pretty much every single day for two years now and am still trying to get it right.
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« Reply #3 on: 26 Feb 2005, 13:20 »

Well, there are all types of girls with all sorts of features, but if you're going for a straightforward feminine look, here are some things you can do to "femme up" a character:

Thin the eyebrows.
Thicken the eyelashes.
Make the chin pointier, jaw less square.
Make the cheekbones higher and the cheeks fuller.
Make the nose smaller.
In general, the head should look a little smaller than that of the male.
Make the lips fuller.

I took the liberty of playing around with one of the male characters from your comic, so you can see what I'm talking about:



As for bodies, it's all about the curviness (particularly around the hips) and proportion.  Other than that, just remember to make sure everything abides by the laws of gravity.

This is just a starting point...like I said, there are all types of girls, and they're all fun to draw.  Be sure to take a look at Wapsi Square and the Pants Press sketchblog to see some examples of nicely drawn females.
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Jiperly

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« Reply #4 on: 26 Feb 2005, 13:51 »

Well, this is for Anime chicks, but still

http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm

Theres about 5-8 tutorials for females, from their profile to their mouth and eyes. Most of what is taught there could be taken out of the whole anime frame....
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« Reply #5 on: 26 Feb 2005, 14:45 »

That does appear to be a pretty solid tutorial. Basically the best thing to do is take some of the ideas from a site like that and just draw them over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....
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Tinjessla

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« Reply #6 on: 26 Feb 2005, 14:57 »

I do this all the time, but being sneaky and drawing ladies (and men..as thats my weakness, drawing wise) whilst out and about is a good way to practise. I tend to do it on public transport or trains, in my tiny inconspicuous sketchbook. It's a good way to practise drawing the many shapes and sizes of the female figure and great for facial expressions.
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Jiperly

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« Reply #7 on: 26 Feb 2005, 20:09 »

Quote from: jeph
That does appear to be a pretty solid tutorial. Basically the best thing to do is take some of the ideas from a site like that and just draw them over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....


But what happens after you've done that?

Do it again?
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« Reply #8 on: 26 Feb 2005, 20:38 »

Then you bake a pie as fast as you can
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« Reply #9 on: 26 Feb 2005, 20:41 »

no no no.  we are not doing that again.  i haven't gotten over the last race.
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« Reply #10 on: 26 Feb 2005, 21:28 »

but i just went and grabbed my unicycle :(
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« Reply #11 on: 26 Feb 2005, 22:05 »

You wear the drawing of the lady on your head like a little hat, because it looks funny.
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« Reply #12 on: 26 Feb 2005, 22:30 »

It's the Lady Race
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« Reply #13 on: 26 Feb 2005, 22:31 »

No one understands The Lady Race.
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« Reply #14 on: 26 Feb 2005, 23:02 »

I understand the Lady Race.
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« Reply #15 on: 27 Feb 2005, 00:09 »

don't come crying to me when the lady race bites you in your bottom.  the first thing to understand about the lady race is that no-one understands the lady race.
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Samari

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« Reply #16 on: 27 Feb 2005, 00:11 »

you ride a unicycle....


the ladies love unicycles, SCIENTIFIC FACT!
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« Reply #17 on: 27 Feb 2005, 01:36 »

You wear the pie on the lady because she's funny looking?
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ASturge

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« Reply #18 on: 27 Feb 2005, 04:42 »

wah? i definatly dont understand the lady race
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« Reply #19 on: 27 Feb 2005, 20:27 »

It's not for you.
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« Reply #20 on: 28 Feb 2005, 09:32 »

You wear the lady on your alright, that's quite enough of that.
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« Reply #21 on: 28 Feb 2005, 10:24 »

i dont think i have one of them :S
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« Reply #22 on: 28 Feb 2005, 17:22 »

wait... you wear the lady on your pie because it looks like a unicycle?


i don't understand...
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« Reply #23 on: 28 Feb 2005, 17:55 »

then you ride an oven round as fast as you can?
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« Reply #24 on: 28 Feb 2005, 17:58 »

NONONO
don't even try to comprehend the Lady Race OR the Pie Race, for they are Far too complicated for our little minds to handle. Thinking about it too much results in spontanious combustion.
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« Reply #25 on: 28 Feb 2005, 18:00 »

my feet are smouldering... and not in the good way
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« Reply #26 on: 28 Feb 2005, 18:00 »

I understand the lady race a lot more than I understand what the hell's going on in this topic.
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« Reply #27 on: 28 Feb 2005, 18:04 »

no one understands the lady race, its a shame really

How did we stray this far off topic?
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« Reply #28 on: 28 Feb 2005, 18:09 »

You know Paul, drawing is very much like making love to a beatiful woman.  First you lay her out on a flat surface, check the measurements, then whip out your pencil and have it.  Be sure to avoid making mistakes by having a rubber handy.  And when your finished, stand back and admire you handy work.

(Brits should get this reference)
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nothingwitty

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« Reply #29 on: 01 Mar 2005, 06:13 »

Ooooh, I GET IT!

You, "lay her out on a flat surface, check the measurements, then whip out your pencil and have it. Be sure to avoid making mistakes by having a rubber handy. And when your finished, stand back and admire you handy work and then wear the lady on your head."


BECAUSE IT LOOKS FUNNY!


Thanks for clearing that one up, Socky
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Tinjessla

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« Reply #30 on: 01 Mar 2005, 07:49 »

Quote from: Socky
You know Paul, drawing is very much like making love to a beatiful woman.  First you lay her out on a flat surface, check the measurements, then whip out your pencil and have it.  Be sure to avoid making mistakes by having a rubber handy.  And when your finished, stand back and admire you handy work.

(Brits should get this reference)


Swiss Tony is possibly the most smoothest man alive.

"Going to the brink of death and back, in a nine car pile-up on a dual carriage-way, is ... very much like making love to a beautiful woman. First of all, brace yourself, hold on tight - particularly if it's a rear-ender. And pray you make contact with her twin airbags as soon as possible."
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« Reply #31 on: 01 Mar 2005, 09:25 »

ah, teh fast show was great. i bet swiss tony understands the lady race
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« Reply #32 on: 01 Mar 2005, 09:38 »

NOBODY UNDERSTANDS THE LADY



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Race.


My gf has curly hair... any tips on how to do that?  And putting her on my head like a funny hat is not an option :)

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« Reply #33 on: 01 Mar 2005, 12:53 »



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help? if not you can see how it's done

with this

and the program from this

thread

k?


and you put her on the unicycle pie, cause it looks like a funny hat... i think
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Cave Monster

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« Reply #34 on: 01 Mar 2005, 16:13 »

Thanks for all the advice. Especially Tweep, that girl-Jason is eerily good. And all the lady race... um yeah.
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Jiperly

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« Reply #35 on: 01 Mar 2005, 16:18 »

OMG!

The Thread, she's no longer derailed! I must derail it!

WORSHIP THIS!!!![/b][/size]

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« Reply #36 on: 01 Mar 2005, 16:28 »

I remember that show that guys from, The Prunes.
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Jiperly

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« Reply #37 on: 01 Mar 2005, 17:03 »

I thought they were called Califonian Raisins...
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« Reply #38 on: 01 Mar 2005, 17:13 »

...ok I lied...
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