Tips on drawing female body. I have a few people request doing a basic female body form so here it is. This video tutorial will explain to you how to start a good foundation. A good foundation for any poses is good gesture. You will also learn how to accentuate the form to make it more appealing.
It’s just a basic model proportion sheet to practice basic female form for beginners. My advice is that it is not flattering drawing female figure as it is shown, it is a model sheets. Hopefully these materials will tips on drawing female body will help you.
When drawing female or woman, you have to keep in mind their body language, gesture, and movement. You have to find what make them femenine, how sexy female stand or sit or lay. How do they move what kind of poses. How would a tough, but sexy or cute woman would poses…it’s all depend on the personality of the character you want to portray. Though you have to study from real people, from good reference, from movie or any kind of media around you.
One of the best way to practice drawing female figure or male is to attend life drawing session in your area. If you really can’t you can always find 3D visual reference online these days. They usually hold it at university, art group, etc. Ask around and you will find. It is the best way to study how to draw female.
Anyway, I believe drawing women should not be static, it should flow with curve, movement, and grace. To represent a female form well enough to capture the audiences, in sketching, drawing, and painting woman and girl alike is one of the most difficult thing every artist has to solve.
Sorry kids! There is no secret, no short cut, fast track (you can may be cheat!) but to be good at it just practice careful observation and keep drawing and drawing and drawing.
The basic female construction sheets: (update 2009)