DRAWING FEMALE ANIME CHARACTERS! XD
Oh yes, I used to fear them. Not that they're scary or such, but it was because I totally fail at drawing them, to the maximum level. LOL. Before, whenever someone asked me to draw girls I quickly turned their requests down. I also tore apart my artworks with totally fail-looking girls XD. The proof of those failures could be seen in my antique manga.. XD (But I am lazy to take a picture of it. Haha)
Truly, I despised drawing girls before, though in the contrary, they were the protagonists in my story haha. I grew up sketching guys most of the time, since they are easier to draw. Male characters could be given some random face, even ugly ones, and their body is just plain straight (for an average joe). It was not too difficult to experiment poses with them.
Unlike in girls.... I had to cope up with the femininity --- the shape of the female face (which I could not get the unique difference from a male face) and the hardest part: the contour full of curves. It took me apparently a long time to get a hold of it. It took me... three years I guess. Seriously, I had to get so many references for the female anatomy just to jump across the obstacle.
Since I only drew guys when I was younger (like I mentioned above), my first attempt to draw a girl resulted to a guy seemingly wearing a wig. That problem lasted for months, and I was only able to begin solving that problem when I started copying female anime characters. Then their body became my next major mind-blower. It took me a longer time to be familiarized with it.
Finally, constant practice broke the wall between female characters and my art exploration. In year 2010, I've seen the improvement and the result of my hard work. XD I was able to experiment with a lot more parts of the body, especially the eyes, ever since I became fond of drawing girls. And now... I love girls as subjects for my art, instead of guys.
...and the guys were almost completely covered in dust. Haha
|My sketch of Hatsune Miku, one of the female anime characters|
that I love to use as a subject for my artworks.