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Tutorial - Curves on Girls by Ai-Bee Tutorial - Curves on Girls by Ai-Bee
REBLOG IT ON TUMBLR HERE~ THANK YOU!

I encourage you to read all the artist comments before asking questions, thank you!
Due to the overwhelming number of comments I don't think I'll be able to reply every single one, but to those who find this tutorial useful in any way;
YOU ARE SO WELCOME! I hope it helps you! :excited:
I'll do my best to keep working on my own skills so I can hopefully do a better version 2 of this someday, covering things I didn't here; such as fat distribution on the face, neck, and more blatant fat rolls. Thank you for the input, critique, and feedback! :love:

And for future reference; 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 completely intent 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.
I'll do my best to answer any questions I can if they're not answered here. This is my first art tutorial ever... and I've been feeling infinitely shy about posting it!

I do not tolerate fat-shaming and I will kick your ass if you feel the need to be an ignorant-as-fuck douchecanoe about it. :iconholyhellplz:




Edit October 2013: Other than breaking down the shapes, I said characterization and back-story 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 into a fat family, like Chryssa and Belle. You can be thin and grow up to gain weight like Monica, just as some kids start out fat and lose it with age. You can be athletic and still be fat, like Gwen. You can gain it because of a diet, too- Like Rilu. 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, and truth be told we DON'T really understand the way our body and diets work yet, because our society as a whole is very skewed in bias favor of losing weight. Anyone has every right to be upset by that immediate association of "bad health."

Again, I'm so 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 people to further connect to them. However, I'll keep this in mind for the future for sure. :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.tumblr.com/ x fuckyeahreferences.tumblr.com/
Torsos

For Women:
Thigh Gaps
Female Characters
Varying Your Body Types
Bodies by height and weight
`mooncalfe's great curvy/diverse gallery!

For Men:
"How to Draw Beef"
Sketches

:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz:

Thank you all for the favorites, comments, and watches! :love:
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ListofApologies 17 hours ago  Student Writer
These aren't curves. They're lumps.
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Ai-Bee 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can call them whatever synonym you want, bud. They are what they are and that doesn't change the fact every diverse body type deserves coverage. 

Take your attitude elsewhere, ya sad little shit. 
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I love your character designs, especially Rilu!  Love the roguish grin and the powder horn.  She looks and sounds like an awesome character -- who is she?
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Ai-Bee 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! I'm happy you like her! :excited: That powder horn is actually a water flask-- she used to be an Avatar: The Last Airbender fancharacter, actually. :blushes: Only just recently I gave her a huge revamp in design because she was moved into an original universe. I'm gonna be posting my own work of her very soon here but my partner/collaborator on this story did draw her new design for me in this gallery already if you're interested :D She's gotten a more fat-and-muscular pearshape bodytype since this tutorial.

Thank you for asking haha, sorry to ramble!
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AlluringWar 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! I'm a curvy girl a little like Belle and it's so hard to draw myself. This really helps me out: graceful and practical, while still capturing the actual curvy girl look. I always manage to draw all my girls all the same regardless of what they actually look like~ ^^;; Big help!! <3 
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Ai-Bee 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh this lit up my day! :love: I'm so happy you could relate to her that way, and I definitely know what you mean! I've lost track of characters I had that were defaulted to thin but honestly always felt like they were meant to be bigger, but I didn't realize it until I actually broke through this mental block with body types. I really hope this helps you with your own characters, good luck with it! :huggle:
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AlluringWar 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks~  :D Same to you~ <3 :D
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Calithane23 Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the help with curves. About the whole fat thing some people like meat on their girl's bones.
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Ai-Bee Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tut isn't really for the people "who like meat on their girl", it's to help those girls with the "meat on their bones" feel better about themselves.
Thank you though, I'm happy it helps.
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