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Drawing: Manga by Jeannie Lee

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Full Figure Female

For my particular style, I like to draw females with trim, firm, and fit bodies—not too thin or voluptuous. However, a character’s figure also depends on her age; for example, adult women tend to have more prominent curves than teenage girls. While males are usually heavier in the upper body, females have smoother, rounder contours—particularly in areas such as the chest and hips. Therefore, females generally carry more weight in their lower bodies. The female’s height is also equivalent to seven of her heads. However, if you put the male and female figures side by side, the male is taller, because the female’s head is smaller, resulting in an overall shorter height.

Foreshortened Female As with the male figure viewed from ...

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