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How to Draw Boobs by ragingtofu How to Draw Boobs by ragingtofu
Hey! Know what you should do right now? Check out this awesome guide made by my friend ~Sapphirelullaby on how to draw the female anatomy! Click the link! Do it now! [link]

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this guide has helped you! I find myself with very little time lately to personally thank all the people who favorite / comment on this, so please accept my thanks in advance!

NOTE: If the image doesn't load, resizes so you can't read it, etc., use the "download" link on the right side for the full image.

(A guide to drawing boobs by someone who doesn't have them... but a whole lot of experience drawing them.)

Well, here goes nothing.

A full page and two days longer than I initially expected, a (sort-of) definitive guide to drawing the female breasts. A couple of notes:

Aside from stitching the images together, this entire guide was made in Manga Studio Debut 3.0.

It's also worth noting that I pilfered images from myself for one or two of the sketches to fill space, because I'm lazy.

The original was two pages, and really, the bottom half of the (original) first page was just filler. So this guide essentially doubled (fuzzy math) in the last two days.

One styrofoam box of Chinese food gave it's life to make this happen. Teryaki and Honey Sesame chicken with chicken fried rice. You will be missed.

No catgirls were harmed in the making of this guide.

One final note: Part of the reason I made this was to get over an art block. It seems to have worked, but it also gave me a chance to try some new styles for hair, eyes, and drawing in general. I even learned a few things, like an after-school special. Hopefully it helps you just as much as it helped me.

Also, I'd like to thank the Circle, whom without which none of this would be possible. Thanks Circle! We did it!

If you like this, comment! Favorite! Watch! Visit my page! The word "shame" doesn't exist in my lexicon.
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Thelittlepixelpeople Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
This was so helpfull not to go doodle untill my I my hand won't let me anymore! Can we go NAO Can we go NAO 
jkpancake Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
It is a very weird day when i have to google "how do I draw boobs"
xXxLunettexXx Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
My friend was using Google one wasn't a good day when she saw my history..
Alphaawsm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Touche' my friend... Touche'...
NekoEndergirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the info I salute you as The United Boobs of Sports Bra APH Italy Salute Ene (Salutes) [V9] Lily Thank you Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] :Portal: 
cwiz123 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Very good info
MissAnimeCritic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
This was very impressive! A little perverted, but Impressive!
Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot an important aspect: In a bra that has some degree of support, boobs bounce far less - and none whatsoever, if any, in a sports bra! Sports bras also make breasts appear at least 1-3 cup sizes smaller.
Infinite10101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so useful! Thanks for being alive!
Mondrial Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
obligatory [expand dong]
shinji-kyoya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member
download it hha (y)
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
This helped me so much! Thanks!
EntityofthePast Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist
I lmao'd at the pixie dust and paragraphs. Perspective is a total bitch xD
ashsten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
My syruggle is real
Choulaphone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
BusterSwordNinja Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering, could you critique a character I made, boobs, not my strong suit -_-…
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant. Entertaining, funny and educational. And not smutty at all. Great work.
rippedcamel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
You need to write more how to books....the topic was of course fun lol, but your narrative and jokes were great!  Thanks
Glow-fly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tut is real helpful! Thanks!
karasu-hime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Thank you so much. This tutorial helped me a lot ^^
darkrecon7890 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Im going to try and fix my breasts in drawings with this. Mine looke too up like gravity doesnt affect them. And some other minor anatomy stuff. So thanks
DarkAngelsWork Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Copernicus-Legacy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for getting me Horny and very Artistic
ClarifyingDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unicorn2707 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial, it helped me a lot! :happybounce:
Avidge Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably one of the breast tutorials I've seen in a while.
NehanShoja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Hah! =D
dragonfanatic-sarah Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I read this a couple of years ago, but I just looked up how to draw hair and it was the thirteenth result. Very impressive. :D
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't appreciate any of the naughty stuff contained in the deviation or in the comments but, you know, i need to learn to draw female anatomy properly.
ThatLittelRival Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Just take a figure drawing class. 
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nah, the tutorials are enough
ThatLittelRival Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
But life drawing classes and real models let you see how the body works in the flesh, and on more than just one kind of figure. They're very, very useful. 
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, you are right. I'll see what i can do.
asianllama Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student
Thank you
omenardo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Juicy and wonderful you made this :biggrin3d: Biggrin 3D 50x50 derp 
Dranoo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student
I was having trouble drawing boobs so I typed "how do i boobs" into google and got this as the first result. Yay~
Kal241 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
FINALLY a good, engaging boob tutorial!
pandalovexo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa! i didn't know boobs were this technical ! XD
britton1999 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
oh so that's how you draw boobs, thanks for tips dude
elechihuahuataco Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty helpful thanks for putting it up 
blazingphoenix24 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmm, pretty helpful :D
richard-vdijk Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally not here for another reason. Awesome tutorial though, will be visiting, and definitely not for more than one reason.
Legoyeah01 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
I swear I'm not here for another reason..
Carl-McIntyre Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
DCxCobaltx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I suppose this works for anime or fantasy-style drawings, but real boobs don't actually work like that. They're subject to gravity, require support (they're heavier than they look; just ask a girl who's running [then again maybe don't]). Without support, they'll sag. They contain elastin and ligaments so their consistency is more solid, so if you rested them on a person's head, the probably wouldn't spread over to cover them; they'd actually hold their shape a little more. 
Also, clothing doesn't cling to boobs like it's vacuum sealed on. Also, in real life, boobs aren't that shiny. 
I appreciate the effort in helping others improve their art, but your guide is in no way definitive (actually, it may be, but not for realistic drawings). If you want something more realistic, I'd suggest googling bra images :\
/flameshield on
ragingtofu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No need for the flame shield - I appreciate thoughtful criticism, particularly on a site where most comments are "your face is dumb and also a butt."

But anyways, I made this years ago and at this point, I know I can do better. That said, it wasn't meant to be a definitive guide, really, but it's been so long since I looked at this that I probably said something out of line that would suggest that! It certainly wasn't designed to be that realistic, though I can see how it'd give off the wrong impression. You have a lot of valid points, much of which I've learned about between the time I made this and now, not to mention I've received plenty of criticism both here and from artistic friends, as well.  It's honestly something I'd like to revisit some day, given time, because I really have learned quite a bit about anatomy, as well as things that are decidedly lacking in this silly little guide. Granted, it still probably won't be terribly realistic, though the next go around I'll spend a bit more time explaining that.
VideogameKitty99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful! Thanks SO much dude! :D
stormcell Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I just found your guide and as someone who just started drawing agian for the first time in what I feel is a million years I was never good at it but wish to become good at it... my fiance said when she saw one of the other guides on drawing said "You just want to draw porn" I was like So? haha but enough about that I've always enjoyed anime and seeing something nice and helpful like this is really nice, I thank you! 
kino789 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really helpful! i kind of suck at boobs so this really helped!
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help man!
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