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    how do i make this more feminine

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    I don't really draw/paint bodies at all so I don't really know how to reshape this to make it look like its a woman more. Obviously I want to add some flowing hair (tho I'm not positive which way it should go.) and a description would be nice of where to reshape, but if someone could go over it with red or whatever and show an example that would be great!

    (Note: this is not my photo, i'm just using it for a refrence)

    Thanks so much!

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    I like this work, and I think it doesn't need a lot of work to stress its feminine qualities. Her left (for us) hand looks truly gracious. Work on curving and flowing lines along her body, wherever you expect feminine qualities. If you want to go further, add a subtle hint of female peripherals like breasts and hips. And, as you suggested, work out some of the usual window dressing, like hairs and skirt. Be subtle...

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    thanks

    tho i guess i'm asking exactly how/where do i redraw the more feminine lines? to outline breasts and hip and such?

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    After looking on google for pictures of figure skaters, I don't think that the form you have in silouette here is drastically wrong. The narrow wrists and shoulders, slim hands and thinner thighs are very indicative of "femininity". The only thing I could say would be to add a slight curve to indicate her shadow's left breast, just below the level of the arm pit. I wouldn't go crazy with that as you don't want to go for "Barbie, queen of the ice". Just a subtle curvature in that area to indicate a more female line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KendraJ.K. View Post
    thanks

    tho i guess i'm asking exactly how/where do i redraw the more feminine lines? to outline breasts and hip and such?
    Don't go for the obvious. For instance, things like calves, knees and thighs show a lot of nice curves, if you do these 'edgy' with corners and lines, it looks male, if you let these flow, it looks female...

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    thanks for the replies, i did up a sketch.
    please let me know if there's anything wrong or that should be fixed
    how do i make this more feminine

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    I was under the original assumption that this was either an original photo or painting. These two sketches seem nothing like the reference so maybe if you are looking for posed as you have sketched, you should find new reference. For one thing, she has no knee cap on her left leg.

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