TRSE: How To Draw Tutorials:
Differences Between Males and Females
When you first started drawing the humans, you may
discover that it's not easy to draw any characters who don't look too boyish
or too girlish. I had many inquires about how to make the boys look different
from the girls. I have some suggestions that may help you on making your
characters look more boyish or girlish. Let's take a look at the head shot
diagrams below (please excuse my bit messy sketching as usual).
-Unless your male character was intended to look
girlish, the male faces should be bit longer, and more blocky while the
female faces be shorter and softer (more rounded). Pointy chins are optional.
-Give the girls bigger eyes to make them look cuter
while the boys be given smaller eyes to make them look more serious.
-Give the boys bigger noses while the girls get
smaller "petite" noses.
-Give the boys thicker necks while the girls get
-Be mindful of what kind of hairstyle you give your
character and you can check on the books on hairstyles for boys and girls.
It's suggested that you go with practical hairstyles especially those that
don't take hours to fix (or too hard to draw!).
If you want the characters in your drawings to look
older or more mature, all you do is "stretch" the faces by adding more
space between the eyes and the mouth. Look at the diagram below:
The suggestions are the same as listed up there,
but add more space between the eyes and the mouth to make them look more
adult-like. You can add the lipsticked lips and longer eyelashes to the
women's faces to make them seem more mature. You also can give the male
characters bigger chins and bony features. If you experiment with the proportions
of the faces, you can get many different results (from elf-like to blocky
faces). You also can look at (or even sketch on them) the pictures of real
people to get some idea of their face proportions.
I'm about to present the full-figure diagrams in the
next page showing both half-naked male and female characters (with natural
look) in order to show the differences between their bodies and how they're
patterned. Please excuse me for those diagrams, and the fact I don't consider
the female breasts to be "sex objects". But it would help a lot if
anyone could get used to nudity especially when they're serious with advancing
their drawing skills or drawing anatomically correct people. If you don't
want to deal with natural look, you don't have to go to the next page.
You can leave this page, and proceed with more of the step by step tutorials
which will demonstrate the "edited" basics of anatomically correct human
Ready to the next page?