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COMPARISON boy vs girl by BlankBase COMPARISON boy vs girl by BlankBase
I was browsing through google images the other day and I happened upon a screenshot from the show Sym-Bionic Titan. Sure, it's an American-made cartoon, but I can't help but be reminded of good ol' fashioned anime when I look at the animation style. So, I did what any other person who appreciates good taste does:

I started drawing fan art.

That is what this is going to turn into.

But today, when I was looking at it, I noticed a difference in the way I draw girls and guys (well, DUH, they're different, but you know what I mean, right? Right. You do.) and it kinda made me want to post the base sketch.

Here's what I noticed. When I draw guys, I make the proportions much more "real". Guys have a thicker torso, wider shoulders, larger feet, and such. They have longer faces and sturdier limbs, too. Girls, on the other hand, have rounder faces, softer curves and daintier features (like, thinner fingers, wrists, and ankles, and a fragile-looking neck). They have long and elegant bodies (which is why I think I accidentally made her legs WAY too long...) Psst, don't forget the BOOBIES :giggle:

And I know, I know, I'm being rather stereotypical. Not all guys look like how I draw them, and not all girls look how I draw them. And yeah, I exaggerate a girl's body a lot. But what can I say? I'm a shallow pencil artist.

I also think the was I draw guys and girls so differently is a direct result of how I think an ideal man or woman should be (...really?! How shallow can you get?!).

Guy= powerful leader
Girl= gentle nurturer

Also, I think my style has something to do with the knowledge of the primitive human species (...wut?). Before humans became exceptionally intelligent (er, I dunno), men were the ones who went out to hunt and fend off predators, and women stayed home and had the babies. So, it makes sense that women are not as "buff" as men. They are actually proven to be more intelligent in comparison to men. But, of course, women are physically inferior, and it will probably stay that way as long as they're the ones who have the babies (which I don't think will change any time soon.......).

Still, I've never met a person in life that fits my "ideals" to the T, but I guess art had no boundaries, because I doubt I ever will. But this is all you'll get from me, and I hope it's a clear enough comparison.

LONG COMMENTS ARE LONG :rant:
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:iconsoundwavethecat:
SoundwaveTheCat Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just curious, would I be able to use this as a reference/base thing?
promise I would credit  
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:iconblankbase:
As long as you give me credit, I'm fine with you using it. But just so you know, this is an old drawing of mine, and my style has changed. I'll probably post an updated version later that might be a little bit better drawn.
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:iconsoundwavethecat:
SoundwaveTheCat Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou very much it will be a fantastic help (I suck at anatomy TTATT), and yes I will credit X3
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:iconanriu7:
thxthis was rlly helpful i am working on my own character and trying to find a smaller bady tutoriali know this is probably super expectant but could you maybe make one? and even if it is to much to ask think about all the people who would benefit on a child body template, so like i said can you please do this and i am sorry if it is asking to much it is just that i cannot seem to find one :P
lol
~Sincerely, A.
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:iconblankbase:
Erm, I can try to make one. I'm not particularly good at drawing children, but I guess it'll be good practice for me, come to think of it. I'll see what I can do :)
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:iconanriu7:
Thx! yur the best (insert thumbs up here)
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:iconraygreens:
its ok, I fear the day anyway that men would give birth (M-preg is REALLY messed up in my opinion). But anyway, I think because women are smarter than men but are stronger is just a balance. If the men are out hunting, all they have to think about is "the kill". But since women are gatherers and are takers, they need to decide which berries are safe to eat and when the child is old enough to take care of them self (also women would have to constantly think about the safety of the child). However, in modern day where mindless brute is now,in way, obsolete to human survival, you can see in a lot of marriages that women have the upper hand. Thats why men often repressed women in early times of civilization (and in many countries oppress women more than men). It is because they fear women getting the upper hand. Although by my observations, they of switch of head of the house went very smoothly in the U.S.
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:iconblankbase:
Whoa. I take it you red my novel-sized comment section ;)
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:iconraygreens:
I always read the comments. sometimes before I look at the picture.
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:iconblankbase:
Cool. Sometimes it really is best to read the comments first, because the artist almost always has something worthwhile to say.
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