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

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: x

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"


Thank you all for the favorites, comments, and watches! :love:
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Renilicious Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorial!  I've got nothing more to add than what's already been said, just wanted to show my appreciation.
Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is amazing and I find it very helpful! Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! :)
BondoFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has been a failing point for me for some time.  Thanks!
elrarodela5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy!
amazing tutorial
And Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6]  for you because all tutorials show "how to draw" but the "perfect" body ...womans and mans
so ...fat people have their atractive
dance  mi dance from argentina
REMmeline Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist



*throws pencil and obliterates computer* STARE SCROLL 

Oh my goosssshhh this is going to make meh life SO MUCH BETTER. Like, seriously, a lot of my original characters I've been meaning to draw are pudgy/fat and curvy. Thank you for this tutorial aaaahhhh!! <333 I am a dummy! 
SDMcCarty Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am really glad I found this!  I have always wanted to add chubbier characters to my comics, but I've always felt that I just can't get them right...despite being a big girl myself.  I had plans on adding one to my current comic (a good bit down the line since it just started and I am just about to introduce a new character), and with this I hope I can do her justice!  Before when I tried, I didn't feel I got them right.  Did you find it difficult to start drawing them?  I know you say you still have a lot to learn, but you are doing a great job!
lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, thank for the tutorial! Made my life easier!
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So happy to hear it, you're so welcome!
XxcookievampxX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
God bless you now I can draw my cute pudgy ocs!!
Nawee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
You and Tyshea's work is really inspirational. You really make me want to try to draw different body shape and nationality because you guys have such a nice variety of characters.

I'm glad you made this tutorial, using it to design my DnD character =D thanks for it!
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