When drawing the body of a man and a woman, for example, there are muscles, bones, and gender differences.
It is very important to draw the details of the whole body.
It is very important to draw them. ……

But how to draw them more effectively?
That’s what I’m going to talk about in this article.

First of all, I would like to conclude that when drawing details, the question you should pay attention to is whether or not they are in harmony with the surroundings.

The problem with the above image is that the drawn detail is floating away from the area around it.
The problem with the above drawing is that the details are floating away from the surrounding area.

Now, let’s take a look at some examples of how these pictures are corrected, by gender.
First, let’s take a look at the “chest” detail, where the gender difference is most obvious.

Next is the detail of the buttocks, where there is a surprisingly clear difference in shape.

Details of the “hand” that should be paid attention to when expressing the difference between men and women.

What do those lines…of muscle, of bone, of skin, represent?
Is it a bulge, a depression, or just a pattern?
Be sure to draw with a rationale!

And when you look at the corrected examples, you will see that the details are not represented only by the “inside lines of the body”.

There are always “bumps and bruises corresponding to the lines” around the lines that express the skeletal structure, muscles, and luxurious flesh of different genders.
This is because simply adding lines to the inside of the body does not “harmonize” with the surroundings and does not give the lines any “meaning” as a detail expression.
Therefore, for both men and women, the more details you add, the more the “silhouette of the body” will definitely change.

Let’s review the example with this in mind.

If you haven’t read the previous article, please take a look at it, as the silhouette I mentioned in the previous article is also important for drawing details effectively.

The use of detail expression is not limited to gender differences.
As shown in the figure below, age can also be expressed using details.

Draw in more or fewer lines, complicate or tidy up the silhouette.
I would love to master various patterns and expand my range of expression.


Thank you for your time.
The way to draw a body is as different and difficult as a face, but as long as you follow the points to be kept in mind, you should be able to draw freely and enjoyably.
In the next article, we’ll look at the elements that make all the different ways of drawing men and women more effective.
In the next article, we will discuss poses and gestures.
Please stay with us until the end.

(Text and pictures by Aminoyama)