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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
- fuckyeahreferencesThank you all for the favorites, comments, and watches! :love: 
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Hpsr175 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This has been very helpful to me. Thanks
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srmeisinger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member Professional Writer
Lovely! Thank you!!
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat,
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:iconisolato:
isolato Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is my most favorite tutorial on the god damn Internet.
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coolchips02 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  New member
Thank you! This was so helpful!!😄😄
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:iconthegirlofcrows:
TheGirlofCrows Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  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
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  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:
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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.
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:iconai-bee:
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:
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Silverhyren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial this helped me a lot, thanks!
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BlackKopGirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I really needed this! 
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:iconbramance:
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 :)
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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;
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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
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SOLIDShift Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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Radvengence Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
I can't remember if I said this on my old account but just wanted to thank you for this tutorial, it helped me with a character design I was having trouble with.
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:iconmaweasel:
maweasel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your art, and thank you for sharing this.
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CaptainSriracha Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
This is actually really helpful!
Thank you so much!
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TyrantLyzardQueen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just perfect, thank you so much!
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheprotobabe:
TheProtobabe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, good job tackling such a touchy subject. These girls all look beautiful ^^
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing!
Can you do a curves for guys? I've looked for diverse male body tutorials but they just don't seem to exist
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loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Smaller circles for the hips and the shoulder-width needs to match the hip width.  There you go.
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TeenieAmerica Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I want to draw my fatter characters, but I hadn't been able to find a good tutorial until now!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy this could help you out! Good luck with it! :love: :heart:
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Noodle-licious Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great.
thank you :3
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome!
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Petra1999 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Wow, such a good tutorial! Thank you very much, it's really helpful!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy it can help you, you're very welcome!
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:iconcrubitz:
Crubitz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
This is just awesome.
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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Renilicious Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorial!  I've got nothing more to add than what's already been said, just wanted to show my appreciation.
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! I'd like to revisit it when I can and add to it, but I'm glad it can help people get started! :love:
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Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is amazing and I find it very helpful! Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! :)
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy it can help you, you're so welcome! :blush:
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:iconkakashilover98:
Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I have to say you have an awesome gallery! :)
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh thank you very very much too! I really appreciate it! :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconkakashilover98:
Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I added you to my watchlist if that's okay! :)
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh of course! Thank you so much for the watch! :huggle:
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Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :huggle:
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BondoFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has been a failing point for me for some time.  Thanks!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it helps you find a good starting point as it helped me :love: You're welcome!
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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
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REMmeline Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH

YOU DID NOT

HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS?

*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! 
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHA AW OMG 
Oh man I'm so happy it's can help you out! Good luck with it and you're welcome! :love:
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REMmeline Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee Giggle
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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!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very happy to hear that! When I first started, I would absolutely get scared and doubt myself for the same reason! 
I can't say for sure if my shortcomings are the same as yours, but I was trying to make it "socially acceptable" fat, or "pretty" fat. It was a mental block and gross misunderstanding of body policing that really affected my ability to even attempt it, and as a result none of my big characters looked any different at all. The circle guidelines are a a way to force one out of the comfort zone, removing what media teaches us about fat takes away the fear of drawing it "wrong" or "not acceptable enough" or "not TOO fat", and practice makes perfect. I highly recommend checking out fatshion (fat fashion) blogs for models and observing the shapes if you need additional help seeing it applied to a real body. I've been doing it very recently myself and it is incredibly useful! I would like to do a second update of this tutorial to cover this sort of thing because a lot of what held me back is still apparent on it. I'm not sure when I'll find time to, but I hope this helps you a little!

Thank you very very much! :hug:
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, thank for the tutorial! Made my life easier!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So happy to hear it, you're so welcome!
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