Trueto Life vs Manga

What to Exaggerate and What to Simplify

When using a photograph or other model for your drawing, exaggerate or simplify various aspects of the model to create a figure that suits your own taste.

Torso line

Extend curve of breast beyond line

How Draw Realistic Female FiguresFemale Manga Characters

Taper waist to inside of line

Female Manga Characters

Keep the knees simple. A single arc is all it takes to create cute knees.

Tip #3 The legs In general, the thigh and the shin are roughly equal in length, but drawing the shin slightly longer makes 2 2 a more attractive leg

Tip #3 The legs In general, the thigh and the shin are roughly equal in length, but drawing the shin slightly longer makes 2 2 a more attractive leg

Tip #1: The distance from shoulder to breast If you follow the model too closely, the breasts can seem oddly distant from the face. Unless you are striving for a realistic effect, position the breasts a little higher than they really are.

Keep the knees simple. A single arc is all it takes to create cute knees.

Torso line

Tip #2 Drawing the breasts In real life, breasts seldom protrude beyond the torso lines unless they are very large. But to represent this accurately makes for an unappealing frontal view, so . .

Extend curve of breast beyond line

Taper waist to inside of line

Breast Female Manga Art

The Back

The contour of the back includes many bumps and dips, but normally only the following need be drawn:

1. Lines for the spine and shoulder blades

2. The buttocks

Draw the neck longer and slimmer than the model. At some angles a longer neck may look odd, though, so care is needed.

Female Buttocks Drawn FormFemale Buttocks Drawn Form

Back Tip #1: Creases

Drawing Neck Shoulders Female

Back Tip #1: Creases

Tip #6: Taper the waist sharply

The angle from armpit to waist will often leave the figure waistless if drawn realistically, so it almost always calls for exaggeration. Follow imaginary lines drawn from the armpits to the crotch.

Many creases tend to form around the neck and shoulder blades as well as at the waist, but you should omit most of them for a prettier back.

Manga Position

Tip #7: The position of the waist

For the cutest look place the waist about one breast-height below the breasts. A more realistic distance is about one head below the breasts.

The distance from waist to crotch The waist and crotch are normally about one head apart If this distance is too short, the hips/pelvis will look too slight and the figure unbalanced.

Tip #7: The position of the waist

For the cutest look place the waist about one breast-height below the breasts. A more realistic distance is about one head below the breasts.

Simple Drawing Buttocks
Manga Back Tip #2: The buttocks

Actual

A simple standing pose cannot fully illustrate manga-style buttocks. See page 38.

The distance from waist to crotch The waist and crotch are normally about one head apart If this distance is too short, the hips/pelvis will look too slight and the figure unbalanced.

Manga Femela

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    How to draw female characters torso(breast)?
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