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By the way, I hope you're getting this well. If you're not, you need to look over the examples and read some of the instruction. Then practice some more or e-mail me your problem after throughouly going through this section. If you don't see anything, maybe it's under construction but in case, e-mail me anyway and I'll update you on it.


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Alright, you learned about how the middle sometimes determines age. Guess what? There are other factors you should know about.

The hips and the gap fix the size of the legs. The wider the hips, the thicker the thighs.

FIGURE A is a young girl. The hips she has are small. The gap she has is wide. Together, these traits make her legs skinnier and rectangular as most young girl's legs look like. Sticks, ever watch high school freshman cheerleaders parade together? Their legs look like sticks!

FIGURE B is older than figure A. Her hips are more developed and her thighs are thicker. Corresponding with her hips, the gap of her legs is more narrow. Simple!

FIGURE C can be any age because of its lack of detail. But you know, later on I'll tell you how to make a young type C girl. It's all in the height and proportions.
Because her hips are big, obviously the gap gets smaller and the thighs are thicker. Yeah see? That's it!


The arms are in dotted lines so you can see the body better.

The 3/4 view really shows off the flatness of her chest. Anyhow, this is simply how you make a character, you have to be able to visualize them as three-dimensional. Pay attention to the center line I drew down the FRONT and the one I drew down the 3/4. The FRONT line is straight because the body is facing you directly. The 3/4 line is curved because the body is round.


Compare the 3/4 hourglass with the cylinder. As you can clearly see now, the hourglass is a fuller figure than the cylinder. The cylinder has slightly round but stick-like legs.