Thanks for all the feedback! I've gotten a good amount of critique for this one so the title will be changed. After all I don't wanna take too many slots on this forum because I'm posting about 1 a day already. As always thanks for the comments and I ALWAYS read them even if I don't reply to a few. Oh yeah, I tip! 3nodding
Today's drawing focuses on Female proportions. I also tried a little backround. I have no idea on background scaling/coloring NO IDEA. I tried to get complementary colors together... mainly the purple and yellow. And the face, HER CHIN IS A WEAPON! GEEZ
Phew, alright I finally recovered from slight exhaustion. I think I'll focus more on characters for awhile. I just wanted to go color crazy for a bit these past days xp
As always, I may not reply sometimes but I always read comments/critique
Actually, I think the shoulders are just fine. They're not broad at all. Although the elbows should probably extend downwards a bit more (elbows tend to stop a bit above your belly button) and the forearms should probably be a bit shorter, along with her hands being a bit larger (about the size of her face.) That's it. C:
Oh, about the shoulders to waist ratio thing. That's not always true. There tend to be 4 different body types for females.
Theres box shape (where shoulders, waist, and hips are about the same width,) Pear Shape (where hips tend to be wider than both shoulders and waist,) Apple Shape (where shoulders tend to be broader than waist and hips,) and finally Hourglass Shape (where shoulders and hips are equally wider than the waist.)
Here's some more examples:
And probably the most famous Hourglass Shape:
They're all equally abundant and natural and it's good to learn to draw all of them to expand your talent. I bet all the girls you know in real life have different body shapes, yeah? It's like hair texture or skin color. It might become a bad habit if you try to conform to drawing one type to make the "perfect girl shape" or whatever. I'll tell you that its much more impressive when you can imitate the shape of girls that have different body types in real life than in magazines or tv.
Hehe, no problem. Its just that to really get better at drawing I had to draw from life, not pictures or videos, and its hard to go around getting 36-24-36 supermodels to pose for you, haha. Better to just understand concepts and try different things cause if not all your female characters might start to look the same. And most people want to imitate life when they draw, not a utopia where everyone looks perfect and similar.