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« on: March 13, 2012 09:38:57 PM »

As I look through my artwork, I notice I can only draw women, animals, and some children. I want to have a wide variety in my artwork, and because I love drawing portraits, that leaves only women for me to draw because I cannot draw the opposite gender! When I do try to draw guys, it looks stupid and I give up.

Does anyone else have this issue? How can I get past it? Maybe you can't draw women, but you can draw men; if so, why is that?

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012 11:08:53 AM »

The key to drawing anything and everything (especially people) is to draw what you see not what you think you see!  We always tend to draw what we THINK a human face looks like.  Instead concentrate on accurately drawing each portion....sometime s things won't look right to you in the beginning because your mind is overriding what you actually see and is trying to make it look "more human" but if you're drawing the shapes you see you'll find that in the end it is indeed correct.

Men's faces are more angular and if you're trying to draw with a bunch of curves you can wind up making them look lumpy draw in the straight lines making sure to measure the angles of those lines.

Personally, I think drawing women is a little boring.....they're all smooth.  Men, old people and overweight people are FAR more interesting to draw.....there's more character to the shapes to work with!
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012 09:08:50 PM »

I usually have problems drawing women, I can do it but usually it's only using someone as a model. Men are much easier, I suppose because I'm a guy I'm more familiar with my own shape and form than that of the opposite gender.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012 02:37:21 PM »

Maybe it's because men aren't as aesthetically pleasing Smiley Smiley Smiley  (just don't tell my husband that)



Joking aside, the males I draw tend to have softer features and sometimes look slightly feminine or boyish.  My style just isn't very... rugged.  I'm sure you'll get the pictures to look more like you want the more you practice.  Have you tried doing a lot of very quick (as in less than 60 seconds) sketches of various males?  That might help you get a feel for the different angles and placement of things.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012 06:26:29 AM »

Also try doing some basic dimensional studies of specific body parts. Also consider doing some drawings using a single basic shape to describe the form you're working on (like building a person only using squares, triangles or circles). Generally just to get your hand and brain out of what it's used to 'trying' to draw, also consider doing some 60 second negative space studies of the human form.

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