When I first started drawing women they didn’t exactly look like women. They kinda looked like they had taken too many steroids. It was awful. I did a little research and discovered there are a few things an artist can do to make their character more feminine. Follow these few simple steps and your female characters will look more like women.
Yes, I’ve been practicing drawing the female head and face. In fact, I’ve been researching two books about figure drawing. The first is Drawing the Head and Hands by master illustrator Andrew Loomis. The second is Dynamic Figure Drawing by equally talented Burne Hogarth. Both are EXCELLENT books for researching how to improve your drawing. I think my drawing skills are improving with research and practice.
Here is a video I made about practicing. I’m going to make more videos focusing on the female figure and drawing hands, since that is what I’m attempting to improve upon. Let me know in the comments if these videos are helpful or informative.
My idea for my comic book is this: a human and a fallen angel need to work together. So I really need to work on drawing sexy women, yes the angel is female. Anyway, I’m still teaching myself exactly that – but it’s gonna take a little time. It’s actually a lot harder than one would think. There are many different ideas of beauty and sex appeal. It’s hard to draw an image of a woman who is an all around consensus. I do think I’m improving on drawing the lips so I’m happy about that. The research continues!
That being said, here is another sample: