|Hi! I really loved you tips on drawing suits for men. It was really eye opening and educational. I was wondering if you had any tips or advice for drawing suits on women? I always have trouble with making them look too feminine when I would like them to look more masculine.||◤||
well, let me see. I took a look through your art tag [awesome lineart, by the way] and I didn’t see any examples of what you thought you were struggling with, so I’ll say something more general.
If you’re not getting the masculine look you want with your ladies in suits, my first guess would be to see how it’s drawn to fit through the waist and chest. I think we pick up from other artists that women’s clothes fit much tighter than they do, and everything ends up showing off their figure - whether we intended it to or not.
if you look at the average blazer’s construction, it’s not only wool, it’s lined. between that and the extra layer of fabric from the lapels, it’s just too heavy to fit like the boob socks we see in comics. Even if the girl in question is busty, it won’t hug as close as a shirt, and the shape it makes is less curvy.
this is the best item of clothing I’ve ever had, by the way. six years old and I’ve only had to touch it up twice. as compared to what’s under it:
you get the idea.
beyond that, you can always mess with details. pad the shoulders! if you draw princess seams on the torso, leave them off - those are slimming. good luck!
11/02/13 @ 04:40am
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|Can I ask a question about drawing suits? Does the shirt have to be white? Not pink, or blue...?||◤||
Matching shirt colors to suits and ties is an art in and of itself. White’s just the most common. There’s also a lot of light blue, light grey - even stripes. Sources like GQ will do anything from classic white to black, pink, or jewel tones.
Basically, if it matches, and would be socially acceptable in the environment you’d be drawing it in, leap when you feel froggy.
15/08/12 @ 02:34am
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