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How to Draw Boobies! by MeghanHetrick

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SO. Being a woman who's been "graced" (i use that loosely) with being generously endowed, one of my biggest peeves in the art world is that of improperly drawn boobies. Now i'm not knocking anyone's knockers in particular, but if you're trying to draw NATURAL boobies folks, pornos and nudie mags are NOT your best reference sources.

Again, that all goes out the door if that's the look you're trying for. But, this is for the folks who want the real thing.

For other references, here's a good place to start: [link]
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Norazx Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2015
But why do the one's on the right look so good?
midiangirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
saw this getting shared on facebook earlier today & I looked it up because I felt sure it would have come from DA. Awesome stuff :) I hope they are linking to you somehow from it?
Tashakii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I am infinitely grateful to see someone addressing this. It is truly one of the most annoying things to see a potentially great artwork or illustration destroyed by ultra fake boobs :( 
Flevans3k Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Thanks Megan,
  appreciate your hard work.

JodeOnslow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the breast, thanks for such a short but detailed guide! I feel like I've learnt a lot more about the physics of boobs and will be sure to use this as a reference point when I need reminding how they work.
Huzzah my knowledge of anatomy is now that much greater... still a long way to go though. :\
Jase1505 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An excellent reference. I'll be sure to check out the rest soon enough! Many thanks!
amaro13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
N8Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You very hit reality. Keep this in mind while posering.
Oriru-The-Bastard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome example. :3
Shroudheart61 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. QuQ
NickDean Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I gotta say this is one of the best how to do Boob's  I have seen..:)
joshhood Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Someone showed this to me at NYCC this year and I laughed my head off. Nice and clear. 
EXPAJE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tnx for showing this, ur a master
ObscurusVII Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; I thank you for this to no end.
Euel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Delightful!  I look forward to following this advice/guidelines, and I hope to see others doing so...
Velocinox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
While I appreciate your instructions on how to make breasts more realistic, the fact that your physically strong women still have 'noodle arms' seems very hyp... err 'interesting' to me. :)
MeghanHetrick Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
check out my normal art, instead of the quick, 2 minute doodles i did for the tutorial ;)
consoroza Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
8Aerondight8 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Boobies!!! :D
MrDensetsu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I love your art. I used to draw, then life happened and I haven't picked up the pencil since. I am kind of scared of trying anymore. Anyways, great work, and thanks for posting your art for the world to see.
SManship Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Just do it!!

What is there to really be scared of? Fill a few pages of a sketchbook and it'll all come back :)
Gray-Vizard Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wish id seen this in Highschool
dbphoto80 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the boobie tut :)
Riotronixz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I feel a bit like a creeper for looking at this, but it's here to help us be better. and so it shall make us so. Thanks for this!
StarFaerieNomad Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even implants don't really look like that, unless they're done badly. I've known people with implants and their breasts look and act the same as natural ones. (They just feel different...)
skoobless Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you! As you can tell I am very much so a pervert and that leads to my overindulgence of the curves. I appreciate being put in check once in a while:)
Phantom-Spectre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lol.
Rurrrb Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist
The tutorial we need AND deserve.
TenshiHoshino Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful. Thanks for doing this tutorial.
ThatofaRose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does this not have more comments? This is amazing! I basically spat out my drink at the boobs running to the armpit part. Like really.
nsomniak6 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
this is fantastic! thanks!
mizikisan101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you, this is very helpful!
MisterBall Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Saw this on [link] Very well done!
Oishi-Ebi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I find this very useful thank you very very much <3 >W<
otakuLALA Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel perverted for favoriting this BUT ITS USEFUL ;n;
Probably one of the best tutorials I have looked at.
TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is the best booby reference I've seen on Dart!
If you don't mind I'd like to add this reference sheet to my :+fav: list.
Mos-Lizzy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I guess it depends on how real you want them and how your style is... but so very true otherwise! :XD:
Mos-Lizzy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
To add up on that: [link] they do exist ;p
RogueDerek Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you. Balloon boobs are a pet peeve of mine in comic books, so it's always nice to see a well done boob tutorial.

You're doing the Lord's work. ;-)
Kittycatgal101 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I found this quite helpful, I sometimes have trouble when drawing boobies and trying to get them looking alright, especially with clothing (I don't really draw nudity anyway, the only time I do is when I start a new drawing I draw the body first so it's easier to figure out how the clothes work with that body and pose). Next time I'm trying to draw more natural boobies, I'll refer to this, and maybe that website (though I might not risk getting awkward questions from my dad if he sees me looking at those sort of images, which I'm sure id bound to happen ^^;)
Thanks for this tutorial, it's very very helpful :meow:
Darkstar9 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK you!
PeppermintPopcorn Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tut. I too have boobies and still have a hellofa time drawing them.
Dracogrex Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
could've done without the dig at adult performers, but other than that, this is fantastic!
BMLulu Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent tutorial-- and excellent art throughout your entire gallery! Thank you!
HorseJade Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this tutorial/guide. It really helped. I love the descriptions with each panel. Plus how you put the "Natural" compared to "Unnatural"
aldertree Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
May I post this on my tumblr blog? With full credit and links back to you... unless you have a tumblr on your own which it is loaded to and I can reblog it!
MeghanHetrick Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I DO have a tumblr... but i never use it, LOL. You'd be more than welcome to repost it :)

I think my handle on there is meghanhetrick. I'm not too creative with my names anymore ;)
aldertree Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
XD yey! I'll point everyone to you here and to your tumblr :)
kyotra Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Even though I'm not an artist, I can tell when anatomy appears "off". A lot of artists (especially anime-style ones) seem to think women are made of plastic molded into perfectly smooth shapes. They're not. They are made of bone, flesh, fat, and muscle just like the rest of us. Thanks for posting this.
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