Updated: December 5, References. If you want to take your drawing to the next level, make the body outlines for your female figures proportionally correct. Instead of freehand drawing the body, create a simple grid of lines and make horizontal lines that are spaced accurately between the shoulder, chest, waist, hips, and knees. Then, make small circles at the joints and draw a line to form the outline of the body. Once you've sketched a female body, you can add facial features, draw clothing, or color in the figure. Tip: If you have trouble drawing a circle , use a compass or trace a small round object. Did You Know?
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I'm one of those feminists who came to the word late in the game and is now trying to make up for lost time. I have dabbled in not shaving my legs, buying lots of vibrators, and accusing people of "mansplaining" at parties. I know I'm boxing myself in by only trying stereotypical feminist activities so far, but cut me some slack. At least I'm trying. Drawing myself naked, exactly as I actually look, and hypothetically writing something underneath the drawing like "My body is a sanctuary" or "This woman is beautiful outside and in" felt like a pretty important feminist activity, since I describe myself as a "working artist. So here's how the drawing-myself-naked experiment would typically go.
Let's get naked! He was right — in a way. Most successful graphic artists and writers were men, and the comic's industry was and remains exceedingly male-dominated. From R. Crumb, one of the most celebrated comics artists of all time, and his often violent depiction of women, rendered as grotesque, over-accentuated commodities, to the hypersexualized, bra-breaking breasts and quivering thighs of superhero comics, most female bodies in graphic form are enough to make Barbie look realistic. So what happens when women draw their own bodies in a medium that has represented them so poorly? While graphic books published by men each year still outnumber those by women, the exclusionary landscape of American comics has been called into question. From blockbuster successes like Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis , to rising indie artists and vibrant online communities, female cartoonists are producing some of the most exciting work in the genre.