December 15, 2007

How to draw a female in proportion.

Updated.

6 comments:

rhhardin said...

The Agent 99 (Barabara Feldon) model seems to have disappeared, though every male in America was in love with her in the 60s.

Not because of how she looked, though - I don't think you'd pick her out as exceptionally attractive - but because of how she treated her man.

Perhaps that's no longer a public possibility.

Now it's the Monica model.

ricpic said...

Women complain endlessly about the tyranny of the media/fashion industry/hollywood driven ideal female shape and then turn around and torture themselves in an attempt to approximate that shape. Why? Ladies?

L. E. Lee said...

A couple of years ago I read somewhere the comment that if you watch the "Woodstock" movie what stands out is not how much the ideal female form has changed over the past 30 years, but instead, how much the ideal male form has changed. The film footage of the crowd scenes show young men who look pretty scrawny who seem pretty comfortable with their shirts off. Today, the male ideal is to be much more muscular. In that movie, young women look pretty much as they do today.

Ralph said...

I saw my 62 y.o. step mother for the first time in about 2 years last week, and the updated figure looks just like her. She did have diverticulitis in the spring and lost her hips. The upper half of her face doesn't move, but her upper lip twitches every few seconds. Ok, her boobs aren't that big.

Jeff said...

Comic books have the same problem. Over the past few years, there are far more weirdly exaggerated female bodies.
An actual guide for how comic book characters are "supposed" to be drawn how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)...

Revenant said...

Hm, both the "original" and "updated" pictures look unattractive.