Exploration of the female and male figure with emphasis on the difference in proportions. This is based on my previous anatomy studies, however, this time I wanted to start with simple shapes. Comic book artist David Finch suggest to start with a kind of a “vest” for the chest, and “pants” for the pelvis (see the thumbnails). I feel this is a very good way to start, because it makes it easy to establish the landmarks on the body.
Legs are often exaggerated, so fantasy women will have very long legs like fashion models. This is not naturalistic but it is very glamorous and flattering. Another exaggeration of the female is lifting up the iliac crest, which also gives the impression of long legs. In males, the most glamorous exaggeration is to make the chest wider. Long legs are flattering for both genders.
Just because people have feet and I draw every part of the body. I’m not a feet fetishist in particular ^_^’. Also pending are detailed studies of the features of the face, not sure when that will happen.