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COMPARISON boy vs girl by BlankBase COMPARISON boy vs girl by BlankBase
EDIT: I recently posted an updated version of this comparison, because my style and skill level has changed over the past 3 years. Here is the link to the updated version blankbase.deviantart.com/art/C…

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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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xXMizuMeijiXx Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  New member Student Artist
xxmizumeijixx.deviantart.com/a… c: I made a art out of this and I credit you
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BlankBase Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks for the credit :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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xXMizuMeijiXx Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  New member Student Artist
No Probs c:
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Upper leg.... NOT "supper long". Stupid phone. XP
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The proportions of both male and female are stylized anime proportions. The tops of the of both are supper long compared to the bottom which also makes the arms looks overly long and gangly. A side from the problem with their upper legs not matching the rest of the proportions, I think it's a good sketch. I know you wrote in your comments that you idealize the female body but that's a very relative thing. The ideals for people vary a lot but the basic rules of true proportions are still the same when it comes to length. Fat and muscle distribution is what varies in anatomy. I'd try to watch the over growing of the tops of the legs and have them match the bottom of the legs more. They CAN be super long if you like (long legs are a genetic thing). But the top of the leg should be proportionate to the bottom of the leg to make them even. It will also make your arms look less gorilla-like as a result.

i hope I didn't offend you but I think it's important to work on these things. God knows, I need to work on my anatomy too.
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BlankBase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I'm not offended at all!

This is also one of my older drawings, so I'm a little embarrassed about it when I look back on it. I posted an updated version, because it's been 3 years since I posted the this one. Here it is, if you'd like to take a look blankbase.deviantart.com#/art/…

I'm still working on anatomy, and I'm more than aware that my art will never be perfect, but that won't stop me!
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes! So much better! Sorry, I didn't look at the date posted. (Ugh, and I normally do!)

Yes! Let's both do it together!! Anatomy for the win!!
P.S: love your Bolin avatar! :heart:
I made these on the day Korra came out:

Bolin Stamp: Not Fat by BurningArtist Bolin stamp: Shipping and fangirls by BurningArtist 
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SoundwaveTheCat Featured By Owner 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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BlankBase Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
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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SoundwaveTheCat Featured By Owner 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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