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04/05/14 @ 07:53pm
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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.
bustedradio

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.

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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:

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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!

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11/02/13 @ 04:40am
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takaguchi satosumi
SUITS
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So I looked this artist up, and her name’s Takaguchi Satosumi. This doesn’t seem to be her usual stuff - she’s a manga artist, looks like she does a lot of either shoujo or yaoi. But she put this loveliness on paper at least twice, and given the nature of this blog, I’m morally obligated to subject you all to it.

It might be prudent to mention I have a thing for eyepatches.

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19/01/13 @ 03:20pm
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DIANA LOOK
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danytargaryen:

I was really worried. I didn’t want my life to change too much. And it hasn’t. You hear horror stories about people getting stalked and not being able to leave the house. I’ve not had any of that. People recognise me sometimes but I can still walk down the street. And I was worried about an onslaught of negative press but actually it’s all been really supportive.

GQ (UK) October, 2010

dropkick me jesus

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27/08/12 @ 01:21am
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anon
suits
Can I ask a question about drawing suits? Does the shirt have to be white? Not pink, or blue...?
Anonymous

Absolutely not!

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.

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15/08/12 @ 02:34am
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FINE ART BY LESLIE
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AK’s Guide to Suits

An introduction to the finer details of menswear, and how to get them right in your… aw, hell, why am I describing it here? Read the intro!