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

To answer those who want a male version of this tutorial, either I will make one soon, or my talented twin brother Deimos-Remus will make one in a similar layout or fashion.

I've added a second section for adding fat. But before you got on my case about its under-representation, please consult other tutorials for adding fat. It's whole 'nother topic that can't be explained in this tutorial adequately. Same goes for muscle addition.

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.

Trilies pointed me out to these charts, which better show diversity off than this simplified tutorial.…

Such illustrators that are experts of anatomy:
Frank Frazetta
Steve Huston
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
Art Adams

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GeeknGood Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you do a male body type tutorial as well?
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Yes, planning on it once winter break hits!
GeeknGood Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty :D
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! Thanks!
tenchibaka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
it's kind of insulting that you consider bases 'cheating' but the tutorial is decent despite it
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.
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'
GeeknGood Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Reply to the bitch!
tenchibaka Featured By Owner 2 days ago
uuuuuh.. ok?
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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