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Anatomy studies 2 by FUNKYMONKEY1945 Anatomy studies 2 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
Anatomy studies 2
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barksodaverne Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
This is quite interesting even to look at!
behindyou123 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why is it that all your male chest drawings are detailed in anatomy, but when you draw the female torso it barely has any anatomy? I find this in my own drawings and don't know why, could you explain? :)
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Main reason is because when drawing women; you wanna draw less.
The more you add the more masculine they become.( This is okay if you want to
portray a more muscular woman.)  All the forms are there, just simplified more.
That's why when starting out, students are told to draw more men for study than
women.  On a male model, you can draw as much forms  and muscles as you want,
and you can get away with it ( Usually makes them feel more powerful ).  When drawing a female model,
especially when they get in a graceful pose, the more details you add the less graceful it feels.
More details also slow down the flow of the eye. ( Which you must learn to use to your advantage)   

We always joke around when teaching how to draw heads.  If you drew all the forms on a woman's face
for a portrait on the job; you'd get fired.  Usually the more you add, the more aged or masculine she gets.
Anime is a good example of this.  Due to the fact that the faces are so simple, everyone looks young.
When they need an older character, they just add a few more details to age them.  It's a very simple and
effective way of portraying age.

Hope this answers your question.
behindyou123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
But what about the thighs? I still don't get how their's is different from men. I'm guessing where the obliques of men overlap their something(I dunno what that thing is under the obliques is called) a woman's just goes outwards.
FUNKYMONKEY1945 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Woman have to a wider pelvis because they have to give birth. 
Also woman and men develop fat differently.  Men develop fat around
the midsection while women develop more fat around the hips and thighs.

All the muscles are there just on a different frame.  Men and women both
have external obliques. Women and men don't have different muscles. 

To recap. The hips thigh area on women look wider because it's generally wider.
Default hip shape for men are cylinders, women more of a lamp shade.
Men tend to be a  V shape and women a V shape with the opening pointing

Hope this helps
behindyou123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks alot man!
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