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Female Body Types Tutorial by Phobos-Romulus Female Body Types Tutorial by Phobos-Romulus
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Just a quick reference guide to different bodytypes of the female figure. Please consort the genius illustrators of yesteryear for more in-depth knowledge.

Sorry if this chart offends anybody in any way, this is a very boiled down view of the complexity and diversity of the female figure.

Such illustrators that are experts of anatomy:
Frank Frazetta
Steve Huston
Moebius
Tanino Liberatore
N.C. Wyeth
Dave Stevens
Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Bernie Wrightson
Richard Corben
Norman Rockwell
Dean Cornwall
Gil Elvgren
Katsuhiro Otomo
Nishimura Kinu
Paulo Serpieri
Barry Windsor Smith
Michael Kaluta
Paul Bonner
Joseph Sheppard
Andrew Loomis
John Buscema
Burne Hogarth
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kenziep Featured By Owner Edited 23 hours ago  Student General Artist
Could you please place them in a more uniform position because it makes it difficult for me to distinguish between the different body types when they're turned in different directions.?Other than that it's a fabulously helpful tutorial. :)
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student General Artist
I put them into different positions intentionally to showcase their differences in certain areas. You might see more of the changes in the body if viewed from a more side view as opposed to all of them being from the front.
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Skaramine Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificence and most appreciated.
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. And it shows that you can be sexy no matter your weight :meow:
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ASimpleGlow Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't thank you enough for this, very helpful
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Kanaheme-Zakinki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
This is very helpful. :D I'll definitely look at these when I'm in a bit of a jam designing a character.
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archwings99 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm petite and full-figured. Basically I wish I was thinner and a bit taller but I have oc's with realistic body types instead of barbie bodies. Only two characters have a thigh gap.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Thigh gaps are one of my pet peeves, that's for sure. 
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spuggey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have trouble drawing women. Thanks for this!
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Anga300 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Damn, I want the Big girl. 
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xAquoticXWolfx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
I like this
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BlackKusanagi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for sharing this! It'll help a little
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is this free to use ? 
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Free in what way?

As a resource, it's free. For you to reproduce in any way? Nope.
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh ok.... hmmm if i wanna draw a chubby lady with a dress? hmmm ok... :-) 
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, feel free to use what I've drawn as guideline. Don't trace it or anything, but just take into mind what the tutorial is saying, and study from the artists I mentioned.
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh ok i post it and reference to you ofc.... then you tell me if i need to do something with it ok? erhhh meby i sude use y self as a model..... 
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, take references photos whenever possible, they help immensely.

You don't necessarily have to credit me, but you can if you want. :)
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh ok i try plazz tell me if i need to take it down again lol 
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Cadellin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In general I try and take my own reference photos, especially with odd hand poses. If you have someone who doesnt mind you photographing them, its a good trick to work out a pose. Much better than tracing others.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
When I was drawing, years ago, I got hold of a book put out by Marvel Comics. I recall that one of the things they wrote was that- for their characters- 7 heads high was the way to go. I see your chart says almost the same thing (8 heads).
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Was it How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way? Great book, John Buscema is a genius.

Yeah, 7 heads is probably the most realistic and natural, which I personally prefer, but 8 heads is usually cited as an artistic ideal, possibly dating back to classical antiquity. 
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BlueProwl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Brilliant! As I was looking for a guide to drawing men I was also looking for a female one too. Now I have one. thank you. Thank you thank you thank you.

Until someone creates a program where I can take what I see in my head directly onto the screen... I think this guide is going to become my new best friend.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Glad I could be of assistance!
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satknightcat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
this is really helpful. thank you for making this 
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Ghastasaur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Awesome tutorial! 
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crossroadblues99 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely one of the most helpful body types tutorial I've seen so far ! thanks a lot, looking forward to the male one ^-^
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks very much, coming soon!
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spooky-account Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy!

Is there tutorial for male body types too?
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha, I've told so many this already, but yeah, one is planned very soon!
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MelodyGold Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
just the thing for beginners on anatomy!
^-^
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you do a male body type tutorial as well?
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes, planning on it once winter break hits!
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty :D
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MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! Thanks!
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
it's kind of insulting that you consider bases 'cheating' but the tutorial is decent despite it
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I didn't totally say that. I just don't want people using them for bases since their featureless naked bodies would make them easy targets for such.

A bunch of people have already been insulted for some superficial reason or another, so I'll just add you to the list.
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
accusing several hundred thousands of people of being innate cheaters is hardly superficial even if your intention was only self preservation. you could make your point without insulting a large group of people to do it. there was no need for it. it would be as if i called you a thief because you've made fanart before, there are people who'd steal characters but you having made art of characters that are not your own before does not make you a thief


does any of this make sense? being a casual bigot is not ok and when someone mentions it they are not being 'superficial'
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Activoid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
I usually only reserve this kind of reply for the one extraordinarily stellar comment I find on the internet per year, but I just have to say it: LOL what the fuck, mate?

:star:Offended over something petty: 10/10 points
:star:Didn't read what the artist said: 10/10 points
:star:Ranted about something unrelated: 5/10 points
:star:Baseless assumptions about the artist: 10/10 points
:star:Used poor analogy to prove point: 9/10 points
:star:Use of the term "casual bigot" to flex unwanted moral superiority in conversation: 10/10 points

Congratulations! You are the highest scoring commenter I've run across all year that wasn't on YouTube or Tumblr. You win a puppy! Here you go, enjoy.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
^^Pretty much sums up every complaint I've gotten on these tutorials.
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:iconactivoid:
Activoid Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
I should give you a puppy just for your incredible ability to put up with so many people without contacting the devil and exchanging your soul for their home addresses so you can track them down and murder them.

I mean... that's what most normal people do in a situation like this, right?

You get three puppies for perseverance alone, buddy.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Why thank you. 

It is standard procedure.
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ender2696 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  New member
love it
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:iconactivoid:
Activoid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks bruh.
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:icontenchibaka:
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
you put a lot of effort into being an idiot haven't you?
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Gaaterung Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  New member
Wow. I haven't seen this amount of autism in years.
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:iconactivoid:
Activoid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Your ad hominem intimidates me greatly. C:

And nah, I just wanted to compliment you for getting worked up over failing to read the artist's statement properly, and then proceeding to fail to read their reply, while proceeding to go on a tangent. That's pretty much it. I'm done now, I'll let you go your way and enjoy your new puppy. Peace! :peace:
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Reply to the bitch!
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
uuuuuh.. ok?
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you even listen to what I said?

I was stating that no one was allowed to use these specific images as bases. I'm not boiling down the whole art of basing down to cheating. There are people who do outright steal or trace people's drawings and use them as bases without permission, so I was just putting a statement down to save time. It is nothing more than a blunt and explicit warning not to use MY art other than what it was intended for.

There are those who create blank bases for the purpose of being used as a base. That's totally fine. But I do think it is cheating when someone takes someone else's art NOT INTENDED as a base and traces over it and uses that as a base. The word 'stealing' is just as apt as 'cheating' here.

I'm not being a bigot, you're just misconstruing what I'm saying. If you and other base artists are going to misunderstand me and get offended so easily, that's your problem, not mine. I'm not making one more change to this tutorial.

I was also not only referring to your comments, it's about several people whining about the bodytypes not being expansive enough. I spent a lot of time producing this tutorial, and I've gotten a bunch of comments of people who feel the need to nitpick and complain about one little aspect and totally get hung up on them.
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