Drawing Male Legs

classic details: lower body

This area of the body helps to underline the sexuality of the character, so females need a flaring pelvic girdle and rounded hips leading to long, lithe legs, whereas males require bulging legs rippling with corded muscle.

Bulging Male

A Male back

The ribs curve slightly down from either side of the spine, and the muscles essentially follow this downward swoop, especially in the lower back,

< Feet underside

The outside of the foot curves smoothly toward the little toe, This contrasts with the instep, which is between the slim heel and the broad bail of the foot.

Female legs

Classic female legs are long and slender, with little muscle definition and few sharp extrusions; every aspect of the female leg is about long, flowing lines and soft features.

There is a definite dip just before the rear leg muscles bulge out and down to the back of the knee. The front of the upper leg has a slight convex curve connecting with a sharp knee, which can be quite pronounced. The calf muscles bulge before dramatically cutting back into the leg line as it leads down to the heel.

The behind is round and broad, before curving inward toward the knees. The calves taper to the ankles in gentle curves. The waist is accentuated by the balance of the figure mid-step, all the body weight being placed on the left leg.

< Classic seated female

The hips flare out from the slim waist, accentuated when the knees are brought up. The curve of the hips is continued with the long, tapering thighs. The knees are smooth, the lower legs have a soft outline, and the feet are typically quite petite.

1. The arms extending behind the body pull the breasts outward, increasing the breadth of the upper body.

2. The hands are smaller in relation to the arms than the male's, and have no sharp knuckles or protruding veins. The fingers are tapered.

3. The bottom is large and rounded, and should be a little wider than the upper body.

4. The lower legs are slim, and taper to meet the feet.

5. Like the hands, the feet are smaller in relation to the legs than the male's, and have no protruding veins.

Female hips and legs

The hips are angled diagonally from the spine, accentuating the slim waist. The right leg bends while the left leg is straight to support the body. There are no extreme edges or angles; instead, the whole body curves gracefully from one area to the next.

superhero poses

Fantasy heroes are not ordinary characters, and their posture should reflect this. They should be rendered in dynamic poses full of power, forcefully directed energy, and furious vigor!

This is an attack jump, where the leading leg is extended to deliver a strike. The forward leg is straight, and the trailing leg is curled back and streamlined.

T Backward sword

This pose suggests a sword or spear held at the neck of a vanquished opponent, Every muscle is taut and defined, suggesting that our hero has been engaged in a strenuous physical battle.

Muscles Action Poses

This is an attack jump, where the leading leg is extended to deliver a strike. The forward leg is straight, and the trailing leg is curled back and streamlined.

Leg Action Legs

< Victory

Once again successful in battle, the mighty hero raises his muscled arms and shouts his victory to the heavens

< Victory

Once again successful in battle, the mighty hero raises his muscled arms and shouts his victory to the heavens

Hero Pose Male Bodies DrawAction Poses

Scaling a wall

Viewed from beneath, we see the gripping hands and arm muscles taut with the strain of clinging to the wall. The leading left arm is balanced by the raised right leg.

A Flying

The leading arm is outstretched, indicating powerful forward momentum. The other arm is streamlined, held close to the side. Just after the moment of liftoff, the left leg is still bent for balance.

► Sword coming down

The extended arms stretch the chest and stomach, and the muscles are clearly defined as a result. The raised leg counterbalances the sword held behind the body, and it follows that as the sword falls, so the leg will drop down and back in response, feeding more power and impetus into the attacking action.

*4 Punch and grab

Here, dynamic poise and elegant mastery of fighting technique is the theme as he pushes against an object with his right arm to strike out with his left.

1. The features are severe and well defined—the "chiseled" looks of the traditional hero.

2. The fingers look powerful, and the tendons and veins protrude as the hand grips and pushes against an object. The backward motion of this hand balances the forward motion of the left hand.

3. The pectoral muscles are pulled taut as the arms reach both forward and back,

4. To add extra power to the punching arm, the opposing leg is thrust forward, transferring motion and energy up across the back and through the shoulder.

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