LegendWeaverFeatured By OwnerOct 27, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the trick is remembering that all women are built differently, whether they are a little lighter or a little heavier. I noticed a type of trend on dA. Thinner women tend to make female characters that resemble their own body shape, and so do heavier women. It's actually very uncreative and unoriginal to make characters based off the artist's own characteristics. I myself, try to make female characters (and males) different shapes, sizes, and orgins. Some are tall, some or short, some thin, some chubby... The list goes on and on. There are so many possibilities, it's unreal. I also notice that there seems to be a slight discrimination against thinner women around here, as well as chubbier women. It's almost as if thin women are percieved to be conceited, selfesh, bimbos or something. But that's a different opinion of mine altogether.
I guess all I'm saying that, it's okay to make "toothpick" females, just like it's okay to make females with more weight on them. I'm sure that you have no problem making thin males, right?
Oh I agree with you completely. I personally just don't like making super-skinny females that still manage to have big breasts and curves because that's just not possible. I don't mind drawing just a regular skinny girl though. I try to give at least a little variety with my three female characters, Roxy is curvy and voluptuous, Rosemary is kinda chubby and pear shaped (need to draw her redesign), and Kirie is athletic and muscular (again need to draw her).
And I have no problem drawing skinny guys, Nova's supposed to be pretty thin because he deals with weight issues.