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
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: