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Tutorial - Curves on Girls by Ai-Bee Tutorial - Curves on Girls by Ai-Bee

Due to the overwhelming number of comments I don't think I'll be able to reply everyone.
To those who find this tutorial useful; you're welcome! I hope it helps you!

I do not tolerate fat-shaming.
I do not tolerate unwanted sexualization and objectification of fat female bodies. Do not put this tutorial in fat fetish favorite folders.

That means inflation, weight gain, eating fetish, pregnancy (?? DIFFERENT SUBJECT ENTIRELY ??) or anything similar. The tutorial is EXCLUSIVELY meant to be educational and inclusive to promote body acceptance, not objectifying or for the sake of a dehumanizing fetish or a gross misunderstanding of the fat female body. I will not be placing tutorials here that condone any of the above or are drawn by deviants that identify as fetish artists for any of the above. Thank you for understanding.

I encourage you to read all the artist comments before asking questions, thank you!

I am not renaming this tutorial. There is such a thing as curvy women that are also fat. They are fat, and also curvy. And also fat! And also happy! ;P

Anonymous asked:
Do you have any tips on drawing bigger girls? I can never seem to make it look right, and I really want to draw different body types.
For you anon, and all the other people that ask me this question! “ヽ(´▽`)ノ”
There's always stuff I'll be learning, but I'm happy to pass this little tidbit to anyone that could use some guidance. I intend on doing a second installment of this once I've learned a little more and taken some time to practice critiques I was given for this one, covering things I didn't here; such as fat distribution on the face, neck, and more blatant fat rolls, and more variety in general. Thank you for the feedback! I'll do my best to answer any questions I can if they're not answered here.

Edit October 2013: I said characterization and backstory play a major role in how I decide to size my girls. I wanted to explain why I mention upbringings for these characters because I realized some people found my justifications for their current body weight offensive and unnecessary. I am so so sorry for that, as it was not my intention in the slightest; I am very aware that diets don't immediately equate to being fat. I am very aware that genetics can just result in this body-type, which is exactly what I was trying to cover (though I realize I could have addressed this fact far better than I did.)

But what I was trying to show is that there is no wrong way to be fat.

You can be born fat and stay that way. You can be thin and grow up to gain weight, just as some kids start out fat and lose it with age and puberty. You can be athletic and fat. You can gain it because of a diet, too. And all of those are okay.

I know diet is a very controversial and sensitive topic which is why it's easy to hone in on that issue. Our society as a whole is very skewed in bias favor of losing weight at any cost. Anyone has every right to be upset by that immediate association of "bad health." 

Again, I am sorry. I hope it makes more sense now. I don't usually justify any of my characters' traits in ANY regard (weight, identity, orientation) except in-story if it's a major part of their growth or plot relevant, but I thought it would be a good way for girls to further connect to them in this tutorial specifically. However, I'll keep this in mind for the future. :worry:

Other great curvy references/tips that may have some better points I may have missed. Welcome to suggestions for this list!
Reference Tumblrs:
- helpyoudraw
- fuckyeahreferences
- Torsos
- Body Shapes And Athletes

For Women:
Thigh Gaps
Female Characters
- How To Draw Female Characters
Varying Your Body Types 
- Bodies by height and weight
- mooncalfe's great diverse gallery!… (keep in mind some of these are caricatures, parodies, or meant to be highly exaggerated. Try not to do that before you understand the basics!)
- Commentary on drawing Fat

For Men:
"How to Draw Beef"
- Sketches
-… (keep in mind some of these are caricatures, parodies, or meant to be highly exaggerated. Try not to do that before you understand the basics!)


:star: REBLOG IT ON TUMBLR :star:

Thank you all for the favorites, comments, and watches! :love:

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TheGirlofCrows Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I clicked on this without looking on the artist and I was like "Why does this look like Ai-Bee's art?" Then i scrolled down more haha
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww oh my god that makes me really happy honestly omg! I'm flattered, thank you for recognizing my work hee! :giggle:
qraveyard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member
god bless you ;w; this is so helpful! ive been meaning to expand the body types i draw.
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much, I hope it's helpful! and you are so absolutely welcome :love:
Silverhyren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial this helped me a lot, thanks!
BlackKopGirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I really needed this! 
Bramance Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you so much this going to help a lot with the project i'm doing on body image, since I can for once do the tutorial someone gave :)
GrumpyHyena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm so glad someone actually made a tutorial on how to do heavier-set girls instead of the normal model-bodied ones that you always see ;n;
MidnightMusik14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
So... long long ago I said I would post images based on this tutorial... and I haven't.  But I still use this! A lot.  :D Just kind of wanted to tell you that.  :3
SOLIDShift Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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