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Differences: Male / Female

Differences between male body and female body figure in fashion design sketches Many times when drawing a male figure it turns out looking like a female one. The habit of drawing only female models in the fashion sketches can make it difficult to draw a male body and face features. In this tutorial you will learn the basic differences between male and female body and face.Keep them in mind and your sketches will improve for sure. Have fun!

Step 1: Draw the Head and Face

Let’s take a look of the differences between male and Female fashion face. While females have more rounded head shape with small, delicate chin the gentlemen need bigger and more rectangular forms. Men have larger brows that are placed closer to the eyes. Their eyes are less rounded and the nose is more defined (often times bigger ). The ears are larger and the upper lip is not as full as the female model. Notice the edge of the chin and the slant in the outer corner of the eye. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial

Step 2: Draw the Neck and Shoulders

The differences in the neck and the shoulders between men and girls are very visible. Men have shorter and wider neck. The shoulders are considerably wider. Really a lot wider! Plus the men have this Trapezius muscle, which forms a bulge between the neck and the shoulder. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial

Step 3: Draw the Torso

The tricky difference between male and female torso is in the body outline. Men have no waist. The torso is like a rectangular shape with an inverted triangle at chest level. Never give hips to men figures too. The hourglass shape will make the figure look like a female one. Inspect the “How to draw female torso” tutorial and make the changes needed. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial

Step 4: Draw the Arms

When you draw the men’s arms you need to be more aware of the muscles underneath the skin. The arms are more massive and so are the hands. The arms of your male figure should be at least twice bigger than the female ones you’re used to draw. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial

Step 5: Draw the legs

Men have bigger, more muscular legs. While you’re seeking elegance and finess when drawing the female legs, in men body you want to make them look stable, massive and strong. Notice how bigger the knees are and how close together the thighs are near the crotch. In the small illustration you can see how the women knees are close together, while the knees of men don’t touch. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial

Step 6: Man-to-woman comparison

In the free fashion figure template #24 you can see all of the mentioned above differences. Notice that his head is more rectangular and a little bit bigger. See the short, wide neck and how wider the shoulders are. Compare the waists and the size of the arms. Notice how much more muscular the legs of the male figure are. Compare the differences between female and male body and face in fashion illustrations - step by step tutorial Hopefully this guide helped you to understand the main differences between male and female body. Soon more tutorials on How to draw man figure will be released. Keep drawing! Differences between male body and female body figure in fashion design sketches

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9 comments

  1. Love these drawings. Thanks a lot.

  2. thank u teya…but what about the measurments u have only explaned how draw the figure…it will be better if u say the diference of cm between men and women figure ..

  3. Hello!
    Thank you so much for this tutorial. Helping me so much as a designer wannabe :lol:

  4. I LOVE THOSE TIPS! It’s helpful though. More information would be much appreciated.

  5. I’m looking forward to see more male figure tutorials!

  6. hi for the books u buy is it an e-book or is it an actual book

  7. Thank you for this tutorial ! I’m looking forward to see more male figure tutorials, especially how to draw the stomach muscles :-) :-) 8) :sigh:

  8. oohh.. this is so helpful!! thank you so much!!!!!! :-)

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