Thursday, 22 January 2009

Drawing Big Boobs

Someone just sent me a set of samples to critique, which I really don't mind doing that often and really enjoy when the artist is showing real promise.

Anyway -- this particular artist did a set of pages where most of the female characters had really large breasts. I don't have a problem with that even though it's not my thing, but if you're going to make a point of emphasizing and drawing so much attention to them, you better draw them well. This particular person gave these women ill-placed boobs made outta concrete. It brought to mind a scene from 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, but, as soon as I pointed it out, the artist immediately saw the problem. We e-mailed back and forth a few times and one of the sketches I sent him is below:

I did a quick image Google and did a page of sketches with little arrows indicating the pull of gravity and a few other bits sending him this and a bunch of the jpegs so he could see how I was seeing the source material. I thought the sketch might be helpful.


RedRobotMonkey said...

I am myself not a fan of large boobies in real life or art. However, when drawing boobs, I never take into account the pull of gravity. Who knew a value of 9.8 m/s2 could affect boobs that much. I will keep this in mind the next time I draw knockers. Very informative.

Anonymous said...

Could you show how to draw more normal breasts too?